Cycling safety training to be rolled out to schools in Ireland “by September 2016”

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.

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