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Cycling and walking to school schemes

Encouraging active travel (e.g. cycling, walking) and other ways to do the school run. You might want to help improve the environment, congestion and your child's health. Perhaps there are issues to address, such as unsafe parking outside the school gates or traffic congestion.

What is Bikeability?

Bikeability is a cycle training programme. It will provide you and your children with the skills, knowledge understanding to cycle safely on the roads. Bikeability will provide you with the confidence for all kinds of cycling in the future.

Who delivers the training?

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has Bikeability instructors who deliver training in primary schools across the region. They are all trained to deliver National Standard cycle training, and training normally takes 2 days to complete. We also have instructors able to deliver training to families, and adults. 

In addition to Bikeability, we are also offer following:

  • Learn to Ride - We offer training sessions to teach adults and children how to cycle.  We provide opportunities for adults and children to be taught from beginner to confident cyclists.
  • Rusty Riders - The Rusty Rider training is for adults who wish to, brush up on their cycling skills, become more confident and hopefully begin riding their bikes much more often.
  • Bikeability Level 3 - During this training you will learn more advanced skills, including how to use the best riding position for any situation, ride alongside other cyclists, ride on more complex roads. This might include busier roads, more complicated junctions or faster roads with speed limits above 30mph. 

If you are interested in any of the training please contact us at:

Email: road.safety.training@eastriding.gov.uk.

For more information on Bikeability:

Web: Bikeability - About cycle training (external website)

What is Modeshift STARS?

Modeshift STARS is the Centre of Excellence for the delivery of Effective Travel Plans in Education, Business and Community settings. The scheme recognises schools, businesses and other organisations that have shown excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable and active travel.

The Sustainable Travel team works with schools, and work places to support cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable and active travel. 

For more information please contact us at:

Email:  road.safety.training@eastriding.gov.uk 

For more about Modeshift STARS please visit their website:

Modeshift STARS (external website)

What is the council's School Streets scheme?

A School Street is a road outside a school with a temporary restriction on motorised traffic at school drop-off and pick-up times. The restriction applies to school traffic and through traffic. The result is a safer, healthier and pleasant environment for everyone.

School Street schemes offer a proactive solution for school communities to tackle air pollution, poor health and road danger reduction. A School Street scheme will encourage a healthier lifestyle and active travel to school for families and lead to a better environment for everyone. 

Email: schoolstreets@eastriding.gov.uk

Find out more on the School Streets page.

What is Safer Roads Humber doing to encourage cycling and walking to school?

Safer Roads Humber is the regional road safety partnership. We are all road users, be it as pedestrian, cyclist, horse rider, driver or motorcyclist, and we are all exposed to the risk of using our roads.

The partnership comprises of Humberside Police, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull City Council, North East Lincolnshire Council, North Lincolnshire Council, National Highways and Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.

We also work closely with the Ministry of Defence School of Transport in Leconfield to make our region's roads safer to use.

Safer Roads Humber (external website)

Safety advice for cyclists

Safer Roads Humber - Cycling (external website)

Safety advice for walkers

Safer Roads Humber - Walking (external website)

What is East Riding RoadSafety?

With a continuing programme of infrastructure improvements for cyclists on our roads, there’s never been a better time to travel by pedal power.

Regular cycling, whether recreational or on the commute, has great health benefits – and there’s nothing quite like being able to say goodbye to unpredictable traffic delays and know with confidence exactly how long your journey will be each day!

Staying safe as a cyclist must be your first priority – so, before you pump those tyres up have a look at the tips and information below:

East Riding Road Safety - Cycling (external website)

What is Buswise?

Buswise provides a safe and pleasant journey to pupils who use the home to school transport. It’s a partnership between the council, schools, parents, pupils and local bus companies. This partnership works together to ensure that everyone has a safe and pleasant journey using school and public transport.

Find out more about Buswise

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