Video: Stunt cyclists wow pupils

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Children from Maisondieu Primary School were entertained by a cyclists from The Riderz stunt cycle team on Wednesday, May 22.

The event, co-ordinated by Cycling Scotland aimed to help to remind all drivers across Angus to look out for children cycling to school as part of the national Give Me Cycle Space campaign.

The Riderz Stunt Cycle Team visited Maisondieu Primary School, Brechin on Wednesday and gave a display before putting the pupils through their paces with a series of riding tests.

The Riderz Stunt Cycle Team visited Maisondieu Primary School, Brechin on Wednesday and gave a display before putting the pupils through their paces with a series of riding tests.

During the course of the afternoon the riders wowed the audience with their spins, jumps and tricks.

The Give Me Cycle Space campaign’s visit to Angus has been funded by Regional Transport Partnership Tactran, who are working in partnership with Cycling Scotland and the local authority to deliver the campaign.

Give Me Cycle Space aims to tackle parents’ fear of letting their children cycle on roads with motorists encouraged to be more aware and considerate of young cyclists.

Ian Aitken, chief executive of Cycling Scotland, said: “With so many pupils across Angus undertaking their Bikeability Scotland training, it is essential that we encourage drivers in the area to be aware of children cycling on the roads and ensure they allow them enough space.

The Riderz stunt cycle team wowed the children of Maisondieu Primary School when they perfromed tricks on Wednesday.

The Riderz stunt cycle team wowed the children of Maisondieu Primary School when they perfromed tricks on Wednesday.

“Following last year’s campaign, nearly two-thirds of parents reported that they felt more confident about their children cycling to school.

“This is a great step forward in allowing kids in Angus to enjoy the huge benefits of regular cycling, safe in the knowledge that drivers will be conscious of youngsters and give them plenty of room to make an easy and safe journey to and from school.”

Leader of The Riderz, Iain Withers, added: “We tour schools across Scotland on a regular basis promoting cycling as a fun way to keep fit and active.

“In order to create a safe environment for young cyclists it’s essential that drivers are made aware of the need to give them adequate space on the road.

“The Give Me Cycle Space campaign carries a vitally important message and I’m delighted The Riderz are able to support it during our tour.”

The Riderz Stunt Cycle Team visited Maisondieu Primary School, Brechin on Wednesday and gave a display before putting the pupils through their paces with a series of riding tests.

The Riderz Stunt Cycle Team visited Maisondieu Primary School, Brechin on Wednesday and gave a display before putting the pupils through their paces with a series of riding tests.