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Academies wrong to make hi-vis and helmets compulsory, says Cycling UK

Patrick McDonnell
12 December 2017
 

Academy schools that insist pupils wear helmets and hi-vis gear while cycling are discouraging active travel, says Cycling UK. The charity says the rules have been introduced at schools in Coventry, St Albans and Surrey.

These policies are at odds with the line taken by the Department for Education, which says schools are not responsible for pupils travelling independently to and from school, argues Cycling UK.

The schools in question are regulating what pupils wear while cycling, with bike...

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