Awareness coursefor drivers
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