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Get Cycling - Introduction

The moment you first ride a bike on your own - without stabilisers or a parent holding on - has to be one of the most exciting, exhilarating moments in your life. Once you are confident, the freedom, convenience and pleasure of being able to cycle is hard to beat.

As parents, we want our children to have healthy, happy, independent lives and teaching them to cycle is a step towards this. However we also want our children to be safe from traffic dangers; to understand about risk but not get seriously hurt. Teaching them how to be safe is a crucial part of teaching them how to ride a bike.

We look how you can help your children can be safe on their bikes:

Cycle Training - who can help, national standards

Maintaining Your Bike - spring clean, right size, regular checks

Helmet Safety - The Cycle Helmet Initiative, helmet size

Bright on Your Bike - keeping visible day and night, bling your bike

Bikes for Africa - about Recycle charity