Dear Parent/Carer

We are really pleased that so many of our students choose to cycle to school each day as it is a mode of transport that has multiple benefits for students’ health and wellbeing, as well as the environment in general.  However, we grow increasingly concerned about the behaviour of a small number of cyclists that we would like your support with.

 

Bike Security

All students cycling to school are required to use the designated bike zone within school to ensure the safety of the bikes.  The bike must be accompanied with a lock as no responsibility can be taken for bikes that are not locked within the school designated bike zone.

 

Safety

We strongly advise that students wear a helmet to and from school and at all times that they are cycling.  We also advise that students regularly have their bikes serviced to ensure roadworthiness, especially with winter approaching and roads being icy and wet.  With the nights drawing in, we would also strongly advise reflective clothing is worn and lights are attached to bikes.

 

Cycling to and from school

It has been brought to our attention that some individuals have exhibited reckless and dangerous cycling outside of school.  This involves weaving in and out of traffic and pulling out in front of vehicles.  Whilst this behaviour is not happening on school premises or during school hours, the safety and wellbeing of our students, both in and out of school, is our number one priority.

 

Thank you in advance for your support in keeping our students safe.

 

Yours faithfully

Ms A Webster

 

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