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Lichfield schoolchildren get in the saddle for cycle safety lessons

Lichfield schollchildren are getting in the saddle to learn about cycle safety.

Youngsters from St Michael’s Primary School will join their parents and put pedal power to the test on Friday (June 14).

Lichfield firefighter Phil Mulligan is organising the session which will see children aged between four and 11 riding around the mile loung Curborough Sprint Course, with each rider being given a goodie bang featuring road safety advice.

Phil, a member of Lichfield City Cycling Club, said: “We are 100 per cent committed to improving road safety in Staffordshire and we know that teaching children vital cycling skills is a top priority for parents.

“That is why we are working closely with our partners at the county council to run courses like this that are not only educational but are also entertaining and engaging for young people.

“The feedback from parents who took part in the initiative last year was incredibly positive and we are determined to build upon that success and ensure that our children are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to be as safe as possible when they are on their bikes.”

Staffordshire County Councillor Simon Tagg added: “Cycling is a great activity that is fun and keeps children fit and healthy, but it’s important that they keep themselves safe when on the roads.”

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