This Saturday marks the start of a series of courses by the national ‘Bike Ability’ scheme at the Kings Park Cycle Centre in Bournemouth.
The organisation aims to teach children the vital safety measures required during on-road cycling, as well as the essential skills and confidence.
Bike Ability operate over three different levels and the two-day courses are offered over various dates throughout January and February. They are currently free of charge and funded by the Department of Transport.
The Dorset area is notoriously known for its high number of cyclist-related accidents, with 2017 peaking at a total of 28 deaths and injuries on the roads. These statistics are over double that of ten-years ago when there were 13 recorded incidents.
More information can be found on the Bournemouth Borough Council website.