Aware­ness course­for driv­ers

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

Fledg­ling mo­torists are get­ting the chance to hone their aware­ness of cy­clists at a spe­cial event in Stir­ling.

Cy­cling Scot­land (the na­tional cy­cle train­ing events and pro­mo­tion char­ity) are run­ning the first ever Cy­cle Aware­ness Train­ing course for learner driv­ers at Re­cyke a bike in Stir­ling on Sun­day Fe­bru­ary 26 from 1- 4.30pm.

The aim of the free half- day course is to de­velop can­di­dates’ haz­ard per­cep­tion and de­velop safer driv­ing prac­tices around peo­ple rid­ing bikes.

It in­volves both the­ory and prac­ti­cal rid­ing on lo­cal roads, de­liv­ered by ex­pert cy­cle in­struc­tors who have ex­pe­ri­ence of run­ning the suc­cess­ful Cy­cle Aware­ness Train­ing cour­ses for lorry and bus driv­ers.

Stir­ling driv­ing In­struc­tor Gareth Marchant of the Forth Val­ley ADI As­so­ci­a­tion, who re­viewed the course, said: “This is a fan­tas­tic ini­tia­tive by Cy­cling Scot­land.

“I would en­cour­age all learner or new driv­ers to take ad­van­tage of this unique op­por­tu­nity to gain an in­sight into this as­pect of road risk.”

Pre-booking on the Cy­cling Scot­land web­site is es­sen­tial for this free course: http://www.cy­clinghub. scot/course/PCATLearner

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