CHILDREN have been learning to stay safe on the roads with cycling training.

More than 20 year six pupils at St Philemona’s RC Primary School in Chelsfield Road, Orpington, took part in two intensive cycle training courses to learn about safety and the nuts and bolts of bike maintenance.

The course, run by Bromley Council road safety team, gives children level one and two Bikeability training.

Road safety manager Elaine Beadle said: “Our experience shows us that pedalling is literally a road safety life skill.

“A bike is the first vehicle many of us are in charge of and yet at the same time, at this age, it can be seen as a toy which of course it isn’t.

We hope pupils go on enjoying cycling both now and into their adult life as a leisure pursuit or simply get to A to B.”

The road safety team have been to 29 schools this academic year to teach Bikeability courses, with 570 children participating in Level 1 and 2 training.

For further information about cycle advice or training, visit or contact the road safety team on 020 8313 4546.