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Environment : Road Safety Last Updated: 16, Jul 2011 - 08:16

Cycling Scheme Successful in Mayo
14, Jul 2011 - 22:43

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More than 1,500 pupils from primary schools across Co .Mayo have taken part in cycle training during the past school year.

The Cycle Training Scheme teaches basic cycling skills, basic bike checks and environmental awareness. It offers upper primary school children the basic skills and knowledge necessary for competent and safe cycling.

Road Safety Officer, Mr Noel Gibbos,  said: "The Cycle Training Scheme gives vital lessons for cyclists in how to stay safe on our roads. This year more than 1,500 pupils signed up to take part in the scheme - a fantastic figure.

"The council's road safety team works with primary school pupils, teachers and parents to promote safe and sustainable journeys by bicycle.

I am delighted so many of our young people have taken advantage of this wonderful opportunity and I am sure many of them will develop a life-long passion for cycling which will improve sustainable methods of transport in the future."

The Cycle Training Scheme is part funded by the Road Safety Authority and Mayo County Council, any Schools or community groups interested in availing of the training can do so by contacting the cycling safety instructor Mr Gerry Butler on 0872580294.


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