Ireland’s planned cycling training standard, ‘Cycle Right’, is now to be rolled out to schools by September next year — it will start with a trial later this year.
The minister for transport Paschal Donohoe last week said that Cycle Right be run as a pilot scheme in selected schools this Autumn and it would than be rolled out across 2016.
We understand that the trial is to be run in a group of schools already involved in cycling training.
In a recent written Dail reply, the minister Donohoe said: “My Department’s strategy for promoting safe cycling involves education, infrastructure, and enforcement… My Department is also funding a new cycling standard ‘Cycle Right’ that will pilot in schools this Autumn, with gradual roll-out nationally by September 2016.”
Most current cycling trainers in Ireland are trained and certified to the UK Bikeablity standard — it is said that these trainers will be accommodated within the new standard but details of this have yet to be published.