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Cycle Smart Foundation

Cyclesafe bannerAt Harris Academy Falconwood, we always promote the importance of cycling safety, particularly the use of cycle helmets and the risk of head injury.

Some young people are risk takers by nature and have not developed the full ability to judge dangers and potential risk.  Harris Academy Falconwood encourages cycling and we want to help develop a positive lifestyle choice for students whilst helping to instil a safety message.  The Cycle Smart Foundation has information and advice to help parents on elements of cycle safety, however the Academy would like to encourage parents and carers to help by following these simple tips:

  • if your child has not been on a cycling training course, we would recommend that they do so - courses are available through Bexley Council’s Road Safety Unit
  • we strongly recommend the use of a cycle helmet; children are vulnerable and more likely to come off their bike, helmets can be effective in reducing head and devestating brain injuries, the effects of which can be life lasting
  • making sure that bikes are maintained and that they have working brakes, lights and bells

Students who cycle to and from the Academy need to be considerate to other cyclists and walkers using the same routes, and we expect our students to cycle safely and responsibly at all times to reduce the risk of an accident or injury.  

In the documents section of this page, you can find a safer cycling code of conduct with some simple road safety advice so that the roads don’t have to be a dangerous place to cycle.  This code of conduct has been endorsed by British cycling.

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