The Impact of Cycle Proficiency Training on Cycle-Related Behaviours And Accidents in Adolescence: Findings from ALSPAC, a UK Longitudinal Cohort

Cycle accidents are a common cause of physical injury in children and adolescents. Education is one strategy to reduce cycle-related injuries. In the UK, some children undertake National Cycle Proficiency Scheme [NCPS] training (now known as Bikeability) in their final years of primary school. It aims to promote cycling and safe cycling behaviours but there has been little scientific evaluation of its effectiveness. The authors results suggest cycle training courses for children can have benefits that persist into adolescence. However, the low use of cycle helmets, very low use of high-visibility clothing, and low levels of cycling to school for girls, indicate the further potential for interventions to encourage cycling, and safe cycling behaviours, in young people.

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  • Accession Number: 01609520
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2016 10:43AM