This week, kids in the Nottingham area have been learning about riding their bikes safely and how to do basic maintenance to them.
A £1,200 Derbyshire County Council grant has been used to run the course, which is being backed by both the local Police and Council.
The course will be six to eight weeks and teaches young teenagers how to mend their chain, change tyres and fix gear problems.
The course also hopes to teach the youngsters the importance of safety boots and footwear and also wearing the correct high visibility clothing when out and riding around. Also using the correct lights at night is very important too.
The worry shared by many has been that many teenagers ride cycles that are not roadworthy or do not have the correct safety boots and footwear or high visibility clothing. The road needs to be respected with the huge volume of traffic we see today, so it is hoped that many other councils will take up Derbyshire’s lead by implementing a similar course across the UK.