What is a ‘Bike Bus’?

Bike buses are a great way of helping people make everyday journeys, whether it’s to school, to work or to services in your community.

A “bike bus” involves a lead cyclist (the bike bus “driver”) riding along a planned route with other cyclists joining along the route. The group cycles together to its destination.

WHY JOIN A BIKE BUS?

The biggest factor stopping children from cycling to school is parents being worried about road safety (despite the evidence that cycling is actually better by far for children’s health).

By all riding together in a “bike bus”, the group is more visible, it’s simpler for the group to get across junctions, and it’s less likely that cyclists will ride erratically.

Bike buses follow an approved route, and riding together can help to foster and develop your and you child’s road safety skills.

WHO CAN RUN A BIKE BUS?

Bike bus “drivers” are typically highly-experienced cyclists who have years of experiece of cycling with adults and children in mixed-ability groups. Many “drivers” are qualified Bikeability instructors, British Cycling Ride Leaders or serving or former police officers.

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