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On-road Cycle Training Oral Question, 30/04/15 [S]

During General Question Time on 30 April 2015 Alison Johnstone (Green) asked the Scottish Government what progress it is making toward ensuring that every child has the opportunity to undertake on-road cycle training.

The Minister for Transport and Islands, Derek Mackay replied that with grant funding of £800,000 from Transport Scotland, Cycling Scotland offers all local authorities access to training resources and an instructor training pathway. In 2013-14, 37.4 per cent of primary schools in participating local authorities were providing bikeability Scotland level 2 on-road training, up from 31.5 per cent in 2010-11. During 2014-15, 1,095 candidates trained as bikeability Scotland instructors and an additional 178 schools delivered on-road training. Updated figures for 2014-15 will be reported by local authorities to Cycling Scotland and will be available in September 2015.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 30 April  2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 30 April 2015