record £20 million Department for Transport funding commitment ensures more children and families can cycle confidently and safely
government continues to support vital cycling skills through Bikeability and encourage instructors to join the sector
funding builds on commitment to decarbonise our transport network and build back greener from COVID-19
Cycle training for children and families has received a record investment as the Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed £20 million of funding for Bikeability to deliver its cycle training programme next year.
Bikeability has trained over 3.6 million children since 2007 and DfT has now announced record funding to ensure even more are equipped with the skills, confidence and knowledge to cycle on our roads and have the opportunity to gain other essential life skills.
This funding has the potential to deliver half a million training places for children and their families, supporting even more people to introduce active travel into their everyday lives.
The Bikeability Trust is continuing to offer bursaries for those wanting to join the industry, boosting the number of Bikeability instructors, which is important to ensure every child who wants it can be trained.This comes as the industry gathered last week for the Bikeability annual conference today, at which Minister Trudy Harrison delivered the keynote speech.Speaking ahead of the conference, Active Travel Minister Trudy Harrison said: Cycling helps both our planet and our wellbeing, and learning to cycle is also an important life skill. Our ambition is for every child to be able to access Bikeability training and […]