OVERLEIGH school children are breaking school rules by riding around the grounds on their bikes.
But the youngsters, from Year 6, have full permission from headteacher Elaine Devine as they are taking part in Bikeability, the new national cycle training scheme.
Similar to the old Cycling Proficiency Test the new programme is geared to reflect the needs of cyclists in today’s traffic.
Level two of the training scheme is suitable for primary school Years 5 and 6 while level three is aimed at young people and adults who want extra confidence.
Bikeability provides different road scenarios to practise cycling safely and helps to develop riding technique and skills.
Cheshire West and Chester Council Environment Portfolio Holder Neil Ritchie said: “Proficiency and safety go hand in hand in cycling. It will be our aim to expand this new training scheme as the year goes on so that more people can take advantage of it and have more confidence in cycling and enjoyment of it.”
The scheme has been funded by the Cycling England Demonstration Town Project.