Bruntcliffe pupils get on their bikes to learn life-saving road skills

Bruntcliffe Academy pupils took part in the road safety event. 'Picture Ref: AB533a1115
Bruntcliffe Academy pupils took part in the road safety event. 'Picture Ref: AB533a1115

Life-saving road skills were on the timetable for pupils at Bruntcliffe Academy.

About 20 pupils took part in a free bicycle road safety event, run in partnership with Bikeability and Leeds City Council.

Those taking part were given free cycle helmets and spent the day braving the cold and rain while learning new road safety skills on the streets of Morley.

Event organiser Andrew Jefferys said: “We learned how to read the actions of other road users, deal with traffic situations such as junctions, roundabouts and traffic lights, and negotiate hazards.

“We were even lucky enough to be given a nice cup of hot chocolate from a local resident.

”The pupils cycled off home for the weekend all wearing their new helmets and a new found respect and knowledge of the road and cycling.”

Bikeability – formerly Leeds Carnegie Bikeability – aims to train more than 6.500 pupils during the current academic year.