Safety first when it comes to cycling

PRIMARY school children in the city and county are undergoing training in cycle safety.

PRIMARY school children in the city and county are undergoing training in cycle safety.

The initiative is the brainchild of Jason Morrissey who founded Cycling Safety in order to promote safety. At the moment 14 schools have signed up to the five-week programme. “It is paramount that our children are aware of safety. It is a really worthwhile initiative and hopefully it will help prevent accidents and fatalities on our roads. I saw the need for safety training for cyclists on the roads and the response so far has been very positive. We have four levels and five different training modules so that children will learn the right attitude, skills, knowledge and understanding of cycling on the road,” he said.

The nationals schools participating in the programme are Clara NS, Clinstown NS, Lisnafunchion NS, St John of God NS, St Canices NS, Piltown NS, Thomastown NS, Graignamanagh NS, Paulstown NS, Glenmore NS, Burnchurch NS, The Rower NS and Inistioge NS. For more information see www.cyclingsafety.ie