17 Oct '12, 8am

Olympian @DaniKing1 is backing our call for a new cycling gold standard, giving more kids the chance to bike to school

Olympic cyclist Dani King backs new call for school cycling gold standard Issued on: Wednesday, 17 October, 2012 Charity Sustrans has urged the government to introduce a minimum standard of everyday cycling education and support for schools in England by 2016 to tackle childhood obesity, a move supported by Olympic cycling gold medallist Dani King. Sustrans’ report, ‘Going for Gold ’ (pdf), calls for cycling to school to be integrated into the national curriculum so every student can access regular training in safety and maintenance and have a spot to park their bike. Evidence shows that the one-off training sessions currently available do little to change habits in the long run with only 2 per cent of kids cycling to school regularly. Physical inactivity among our young people cost taxpayers in England £760 million last year – a new gold standard would build exercise into...

Full article: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/about-sustrans/media/news-rele...

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