Bike buses

Bike buses are an excellent way for kids to start cycling to school

Bike buses are an excellent way for childen to start cycling to school. These are normally organised by schools together with parents. A bike bus is simply a group of children cycling to and from school supervised by parents. They will follow an agreed quiet route and collect and drop children off at a regular time each day, preferably with a number of parents sharing the duty over the week.

By cycling in larger groups, children are safer as they are more visible on the road. It is still important that some training in road safety should be given to all children before they start cycling on the roads. If you are interested in starting a bike bus you should contact your child’s school and other parents who are interested in encouraging their children to cycle to school.