Children from Ashwell, Therfield, Barkway and Sandon given lessons on how to stay safe on their bikes

Bikeability lessons in Royston

Bikeability lessons in Royston - Credit: Archant

Children in villages surrounding Royston have been gearing up for lessons teaching them basic skills in how to cycle safely on the roads.

The Bikeability lessons have been taught by the Royston Safer Neighbourhood Team to teach children how to ride their bikes outdoors safely through a series of courses.

Children from Year 4 and 5 from schools in Ashwell, Therfield, Barkway and Sandon have undertaken the Bikeability Level 1 course that teaches them things like the Highway Code with police community support officer Chris Brabrook. Earlier this month, PCSO Brabrook ran a course with four pupils from Barkway First School.

He said: “We all remember what it was like when we first started getting out and about more on our bikes as children.

“It’s a rite of passage and an exciting time for youngsters and I’m really pleased to be able to help teach them to use their bikes safely.”