Starting on Monday 10th of January 2022, St Kilian’s Primary School is running a course in cycling safety training in cooperation with Doctor Bike. The course is aligned to CYCLE RIGHT, the National Standard for Cycle Safety Training in Ireland, and is delivered by qualified trainers from the national register. The training is also partly supported by RSA, Cycling Ireland, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and the local council.
The training, that consists of 7 sessions, will benefit all students, those who already cycle to school and those who cycle only at home and during the holidays, as they learn the safety skills required to assess situations on the road and to how to react to them. The programme will help the students be confident and competent road cyclists for the present and the future. Topics covered include; safe equipment; rules of the road; starting and stopping; road positioning; shoulder checking; turning left and right; overtaking and traffic manoeuvres, and, where appropriate to the group, on-road training.
Our 6th Class students were very engaged in the training and enjoyed the practice as much as learning about road rules and safe equipment. They completed the programme with a cycle on the road near the school and everyone did very well.
A big thanks to Eoin and Amanda from Dr. Bike for teaching the students so well over the six weeks.