Dangerous Cycling

Dear parents/carers

It has come to our attention that some of our pupils are taking part in the ‘dangerous game’ where they ride/scoot into the path of oncoming vehicles around Cranbrook. I would like to share this video with you which I would like you to share with your children if they cycle or scoot to the Campus: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-41839086/mother-releases-dangerous-game-cycle-crash-film-as-warning

I would also like to remind you about our Cycling and scooting guidance which can be found here: https://www.cranbrookeducationcampus.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Cycling-_-Scooter-Guidance-CEC-June-2018.pdf and specifies:

We expect our pupils to:

  • Ride sensibly and safely and to follow the Highway Code.
  • Check that their bicycle/scooter is roadworthy regularly.
  • To consider the needs of others when cycling/scooting and behave in a positive manner.
  • Ensure they can be seen by other road users, by using bicycle/scooter lights and wearing high-visibility clothing, as appropriate.
  • Dismount on arrival at the school site.
  • Wear a cycle/scooter helmet correctly
  • Lock their bicycle/scooter securely and store their cycle/scooter helmet in the correct place

For the well-being of our pupils, we expect parents and carers to:

  • Encourage their child to develop their competence and confidence in cycling/scooting.
  • Provide their child with the appropriate safety equipment such as high-visibility clothing, bicycle lights and well-fitting cycle/scooter helmets.
  • Ensure that the cycles/scooters ridden to school are roadworthy and regularly maintained.
  • Provide a lock to secure their child’s bicycle or scooter.
  • Investigate and agree a safe route to school with their child.

We will also discuss this issue with pupils via their tutors and show them the video above.

Kind Regards

Mr Stephen Farmer

Headteacher