It's that time again when all great children blow the cobwebs off the bike seat, check their helmets and try desperately to remember what it means to show care and common sense on the road. We know that developmentally the majority of children do not have the skills, judgement or co-ordination to be riding bikes on the road until they are about 10.
The cycle safe team go over the balance and co-ordination skills and decision making with the children before they are prepared to let them near the road. It's still very hit and miss and doesn't take into account driver inattention and error.
Lets keep our children safe on the roads. Talk to your child about the dangers as well as the joys of being a bike rider.
Thanks to the Cycle Safe Team.