Cycle training organisation BikeRight! has just been awarded a substantial Bikeability contract by Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council to deliver cycle training to around 60 schools in the City.
The work, which is due to start in October and could run for up to four years, is one of the latest in a number of business wins for the award winning company.
The good news comes on top of BikeRight! winning the Bikeability contract for Bolton earlier in the year, the award of a three-year bicycle maintenance programme with Cheshire Police and ‘Freewheeling’ – an adult focussed national standard cycle training initiative for people who live and work in Manchester.
Andy Tucker, marketing manager at BikeRight! said: “It’s going to be a busy end to the year with all three new contracts kicking off at the same time alongside the existing training that we do in Greater Manchester and Warrington. What’s more our commuter and business engagement projects – Freewheeling and The CarbonCycle – are still in full swing too.”
Bikeability replaced the old cycling proficiency test in 2007 and is funded and administered by Cycling England and the Department for Transport. By 2012 the aim is to train half a million children in all three levels of Bikeability.
Recent media coverage on DfT funding cuts which could threaten Bikeability sparked an immediate and strong response from cycling and road safety organisations.