The Department for Transport announced last week that it would grant a further £61,840 to Cambridgeshire County Council to fund Bikeability training for school children until the end of the financial year.
The County Council had been working closely with the Department for Transport (DfT) to make it clear that Cambridgeshire could deliver more training if funding became available, based on the demand for training from local primary schools.
Cllr Ian Bates, chairman of the County Council’s Economy and Environment committee, said: “This is really good news. The additional funding from the DfT is almost double our original allocation and means we can train considerably more children this financial year.
“Bikeability is underpinned by National Standard for cycle training and offers a recognised set of principles for better and safer cycling on today’s roads. The skills children learn on these courses and the confidence they gain from taking part is invaluable.”