Cycle for children
Cycling offers a fun
way to keep fit, gain independence and see more of your local
The average number of children who cycle to school nationally is
2%. However, evidence from Europe suggests that children who cycle
to school are fitter and healthier than those who walk, or are
Young cyclists, in particular, need to take great care when
riding on our increasingly busy roads.
Traffic-free cycle routes are the safest option, but when
cycling becomes a means of getting from A to B, rather than just
pure enjoyment, young cyclists have to tackle the roads.
Doing that safely means proper training, which is where Kent
County Council's cycling proficiency training can be, quite
literally, a life-saver. Find out more about Cycle safety
Also, we have teamed up with Sustrans to part fund a 'Bike It'
Officer in Ashford to enable more children to cycle safely to
Keen young riders who want to develop their racing technique,
perhaps after watching the success of Team GB at the Olympics or
the Tour de France, could think about joining a cycling club or Go-Ride, which is a Club
Development Programme aimed at improving both young riders and
It focuses on volunteers and young members - improving coaching
standards and increasing the number of young riders with access to
Go-Ride supports the creation of school-club links, which helps
provide clubs with a constant influx of new young members and helps
everyone work towards our shared vision of more young people, more
active, more often in cycling.