Things tagged 'helmets'

2 issues found for 'helmets':

  • Perse school head harassing children who cycle

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    The Perse school headmaster is attacking families who don't subscribe to the cult of hiviz and helmets. There's national implications. I think Camcycle is going to have to respond, in correspondence with affected parents. Do we have any as members?

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    “Everyone who cycles to school must wear high-visibility clothing, correctly fitted cycle helmets, they must have working front and rear lights, brakes and pedal reflectors,” Elliott told the Times.

    From the Times:

    A leading school is getting tough on pupils who cycle dangerously — and urging others to follow its lead

    Ed Elliott, headmaster at the £17,000-a-year Perse School in Cambridge, has drawn up strict rules specifying what pupils must wear while cycling, as well as the condition in which they need to keep their bikes to ensure they are roadworthy.

    Breaking the regulations means a stiff letter home to parents and — for a repeat offence — a one-hour detention.

    Teachers report pupils’ reckless cycling, and Elliott and his staff carry out spot checks on the bikes and clothing.

    Cycling UK has already put out a statement:

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  • Cycle safety promotion - Cambridge

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 14 threads

    This is a general, over-arching issue for discussion of helmet-related and cycle safety promotion strategic matters in Cambridge that periodically (and continually) arise.

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