It was announced today that 2 million young people have been trained through Bikeability - a programme designed to give young people the skills and confidence to ride, especially on roads.
With funding from the Department for Transport, the programme is being delivered through support from the Youth Sport Trust and a range of partners, including School Games Organiser host schools, local authorities and freelance instructors.
In a letter from Department for Transport Minister, Andrew Jones MP, he thanked all those involved in this tremendous achievement, stating: "Bikeability is proven to increase the road safety awareness of children taking part and over half of the children cycle more after doing Bikeability.
"As it enters it's 10th year, it continues to develop, with the introduction if Bikeability Plus, designed to give more opportunities for children to participate in cycling throughout their school careers."
Earlier this year, the Government announced £40million investment in to cycle training for young people - to allow over a million more children the opportunity to receive free cycle training over the next four years.
Phil Chamberlain, Director of External Relations at the Youth Sport Trust said:
This is a landmark achievement for Bikeability. Not only is it an impressive number of young people who have undergone this important training, it will also mean that they will feel safe and confident in cycling whenever possible.
The Youth Sport Trust is proud to support schools in delivering this programme and, working alongside such a dedicated workforce, we believe Bikeability can support the culture, ethos and environment of a healthy school to ensure a safe and active lifestyle for all those who take part.
Click here for more information on the Bikeability scheme.