1,380 Brighton and Hove children to receive free Bikeability training

Transport Minister Rosie Winterton announced on March 17 that over £3m would
be dedicated to providing Bikeability cycle training to nearly 80,000 school
childrenacross 68 local authorities by March 2009. Brighton and Hove City
Council received a £55,200 slice of this for 1,380
schoolchildren.

 


school_bikeparking.jpgMerseyside Travel Partnership was more ambitious though, asking for (and
getting) £346,000 to train 8,650 children. See the full list of awards
on the Bikeforall website. From the Dept for Transport website the Transport Minister said: "The funding will support the new National Cycle Training Standard being
promoted in England by Cycling England as Bikeability – the new cycling
proficiency for the 21st century.
"

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