Mountain bikers take cycle safety message to schools

March 29 2015

A MOUNTAIN bike stunt team have helped spread the message about safe cycling to children at schools in Yate and Chipping Sodbury.

Mountain Bikers

A MOUNTAIN bike stunt team have helped spread the message about safe cycling to children at schools in Yate and Chipping Sodbury.
The riders from the MAD display group joined forces with South Gloucestershire’s road safety experts to visit schools in the district, including St Paul’s Catholic Primary in Yate and Raysfield Junior School in Chipping Sodbury.
Children in years four to six watched the cyclists perform some of their stunts, learnt about the importance of wearing a cycling helmet and discovered why cycling was good for people’s health.
St Paul’s head teacher, Maxine Sewell, said: “It was a very entertaining performance. It had the children captivated. It was a great way to get the bike safety message across to them.”
The MAD team also encouraged pupils to sign up for free Bikeability cycle safety awareness courses, which are available during school time and during the school holidays.