Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Blackburn with Darwen gets £20k for training 500 children

Under the UK government's £3m Bikeability cycle training program, Blackburn with Darwen have bagged £20,000 for the training of 500 children in the next year. As part of a £140m package announced in January, it gives the chance for 10 and 11 year olds to acquire the skills to ride on the road confidently and hopefully the ability to get to school safely and independently.

Blackburn with Darwen appear to have been more ambitious than Lancashire County Council, who although having a wider and more populous area, have only received a budget of £11,520 to train 288 children.

Seen on bike for all.

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