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Over the past number of years, Kildare County Council has supported and sponsored, though its Road Safety section, the provision of approved cycle skills and training programmes to schools each school term. Each year, almost one thousand students are trained by cycle trainers who deliver training on all aspects of cycle training and road wise awareness, both from a cyclist’s perspective and that of another road user, in particular, a driver.

 

Cycle Rite is a relatively new national cycle training programme which was developed by the Dept of Transport Tourism and Sport, the Road Safety Authority and Cycling Ireland. Local Authority Road Safety Officers have also provided input into the new programme which is soon to be launched and rolled out to primary school nationally.

 

Cycling Ireland’s national Cycling Standards Development Officer Barbara Connolly, who will sit on the Kildare Cycle Forum noted, “Cycle Rite is the national standard for cycle training and has as its goal the training of competent, confident cyclists. With more and more people taking to the bike for leisure and commuting it is becoming increasingly important to ensure that everyone has the necessary skills to move safely on a bike in the road environment and having a cycle forum in County Kildare is a great step forward”