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    Bikeability school travel survey

    Tue, 21 Oct 2014

    Schools across South Ayrshire will be making their views heard this week when they take part in the Bikeability School Travel survey, which is run by the Association of Bikeability Schemes.

    Eighteen schools from across the area have signed up to take part and pupils in P5, P6 and P7, in each participating school, will have a chance to have their say. The survey will ask pupils how they travel to school and how often they use their bikes on other journeys.

    Pupils who have had bikeability training will be asked the same questions as those who haven’t had their training. This will demonstrate whether Bikeability Scotland training leads to children cycling more often and with more confidence.

    Councillor John McDowall, South Ayrshire Council’s Portfolio Holder for Sustainability and Environment said: “South Ayrshire has the second highest number of schools in Scotland taking part in the Bikeability School Travel survey and it’s great to see so many young people taking an active interest in this superb form of transport.

    “For several years now, Bikeability has been delivering important safety schemes and workshops for our young people, helping them make the most of their bikes, to enjoy their cycling and, most importantly, to stay safe when riding.

    “The survey is one way we can help them to gather more information about school cycle journeys and I hope this will help them in the planning of future programmes, events and activities.”

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