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Kids get on their bikes in Bexley
Around 200 Bexley children have received free training this summer as a result of free cyclist awareness courses run by Bexley Council.
With funding from TfL, Bexley Council put together a team of 12 trainers who are proficient in the new National Cycling Standard, to hold cyclist awareness courses throughout the summer.
The National Cycling Standard has three levels, and has been developed by LARSOA, the DfT and the Cyclists' Touring Club to make training consistent across the country. This summer, children in Bexley attended level two courses, which took place on-road.
Following the courses, most students should now be able to cycle more safely on their own on quieter local roads, and should also be able to cycle to school. However, parents are responsible for deciding whether their children may ride unaccompanied on the road.
Each course lasted 10 hours - two hours a day across five days - and children who attended every session received a course completion certificate.
For further information visit: www.bexley.gov.uk/service/roadsafety/cycling.html