Over the past number of years, Kildare County Council has supported and sponsored, though its Road Safety section, the provision of approved cycle skills and training programmes to schools each school term. Each year, almost one thousand students are trained by cycle trainers who deliver training on all aspects of cycle training and road wise awareness, both from a cyclist’s perspective and that of another road user, in particular, a driver.
The Cycle Rite training programme is delivered to schools in County Kildare. The programme was developed by the Dept of Transport Tourism and Sport, the Road Safety Authority and Cycling Ireland. Local Authority Road Safety Officers have also provided input into the new programme which is soon to be launched and rolled out to primary school nationally.