Council Cabinet Member for Transport Councillor Caroline Roberts (Lib-Dem, Newbridge) said:”We’ve made big strides towards making cycling a more attractive transport option and the ‘Bling Your Bike’ events are met with great enthusiasm by the schools involved. We’re delighted to be working in partnership with them to make cycling a more interesting and exciting activity for young people and, ultimately, to improve health and cut congestion on the roads in the long term.
“It’s vital to encourage young people to get more exercise and to use more sustainable methods of transport to go about their everyday activity. The number of children taking part reflects the increase in the number of young people cycling regularly to school. I hope schools that currently don’t take part are encouraged to do so in the future.”
More information about Go By Bike
The Council’s Go By Bike campaign supports cycle training and classroom work on issues such as choosing safer routes, general road safety and the environment. It also complements work with parents adopting greener ways of getting their youngsters to school.
Staff, parents and teachers who are interested in promoting cycling in their school are encouraged to call Jim Imeson on 07530 263424 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and advice.