Nearly half a million children achieved Bikeability badges between April 2022 and March 2023. A total of 461,887 children received their badges, with 9,844 primary schools, representing 66% of England (excluding London), having had Bikeability training in the last academic year.
Hull, Leeds and Lancashire are among the top 10 local authorities, with more than 70% of their year six pupils receiving Bikeability training. Studies show that children who undertake training have improved attention spans in schools and higher levels of confidence and independence.
Active Travel Commissioner Chris Boardman commented on the report and the success it shows for the Bikeability Trust:
“Active travel puts the joy back into journeys, transforming the school run and giving children across the country transport independence, so it’s fantastic to see Bikeability reach this impressive milestone of delivering cycle training to nearly half a million kids.”
To find out more about how the Bikeability Trust is committed to national Active Travel goals, see here.