CYCLE SAFETY AT CHAUNCY
Dear Parent \ Carer
We have seen the number of student who ride bikes to school rise dramatically over the last 12 months and we have built a new and improved cycle storage area to meet this increased demand.
We encourage cycling and other forms of sustainable transport to and from school but we are concerned about the safety of our children on their journeys to school. In 2015 alone 3,337 cyclists were killed or seriously injured on UK roads.
We have worked closely with Hertfordshire Police and the East Herts Community Safety Partnership over the last half term to agree the following measures which will go some way to keeping our children safe on the roads in Ware.
From MONDAY 31ST OCTOBER 2016 we are insisting that all students who ride bikes to school to have the following:
- An appropriate HELMET which must be worn whilst riding the bike.
- Front and rear working LIGHTS.
- Fitted and working BRAKES.
We will be checking that all students and staff follow these simple rules and we will confiscate bikes if riders do not have helmets, lights and brakes. Hertfordshire Police will also carry out spot checks on access roads to the school.
In addition, we have been working with ASDA in Ware and bikes and scooters have been banned from inside the store and the carparks with immediate effect. Again students will have bikes confiscated if they ride around the shop or in the upper and lower carpark areas.
For further information about cycle safety please visit: http://think.direct.gov.uk/cycling.html
Steve Walton (Deputy Headteacher)