Students from a York school are among the first to take part in this year’s cycle training course offered by City of York Council.

Youngsters from Millthorpe School took part in a Bikeability training session to showcase their new cycling achievements.

For a small fee all York students aged between 12 and 14 can now train and qualify for the Bikeability Level Three cycle training, which is the only government approved cycle training scheme.

The course targets children’s daily commute to school and helps develop their overall awareness and cycle safely skills on all types of roads, which is particularly important as the evenings get darker in the winter months.

John Bullock, Cycle trainer, said: “By teaching children how to cycle safely now, we are giving them the choice of a low cost, healthy, sustainable transport option for the rest of their lives”

Sessions are two-hours long with a fully qualified cycle trainer.