William Farr Church of England School recognises the many positive benefits of studnets cycling to and from school. We therefore look to encourage this form of travel behaviour in as many ways as possible.
The Benefits of Bringing Your Bike
- Improving health through physical activity.
- It can be quicker than the bus.
- No nasty fumes.
- Promoting independence and improving safety awareness.
- It’s cheap.
- You won’t be late.
- We have covered bike racks.
- Exercise wakes you up in the morning.
- Establishing positive active travel behaviour.
- Reducing congestion, noise and pollution in the community.
- Reducing environmental impact of the journey to school.
Safer Routes to School
- 5 minutes from Welton or Dunholme.
- 10 minutes from Scothern.
- 20 minutes from Nettleham or Sudbrooke.
To encourage as many students to cycle to school as we can, the School will:
- Actively promote cycling as a positive way of travelling.
- Provide cycle storage on the school site.
To make cycling to and from school a positive experience for everybody concerned, we expect our students to:
- Ride sensibly and safely and to follow the Highway Code.
- Take responsibility for checking that their bicycle is roadworthy and regularly maintained.
- Behave in a manner which shows them and the school in the best possible light and to consider the needs of others when cycling.
- Wear a cycle helmet at all times whilst travelling to and from school.
- Ensure they can be seen by other road users, by using bicycle lights and wearing high-visibility clothing, as appropriate.
For the well-being of our students, we hope parents and carers will:
- Encourage their child to take up opportunities to develop their competence and confidence in cycling.
- Provide their child with the appropriate safety equipment such as high-visibility clothing, bicycle lights and cycle helmet as appropriate.
- Ensure that the cycles ridden to school are roadworthy and regularly maintained.
The decision as to whether a child is competent to cycle to and from school safely rests with the parents/carer and the school has no liability for any consequences of that decision. Parents are advised to take out appropriate insurance cover as the school’s insurance does not cover loss or damage to bicycles.