Child cyclists need to be taught good practice says Moreton town councillor

A MORETON town councillor has called for children to be taught good cycling etiquette when cycling on the pavement.

Councillor Josie Lane-Burford said she was concerned about cyclists who ride up to pedestrians and do not ring their bell.

She told Moreton Town Council earlier this month that it should be one of the police’s duties to make child cyclists aware of the need to be courteous to adults when riding their bikes.

“If somebody doesn’t alert me and they run into my dog’s lead who is going to be at fault?” asked Coun Lane-Burford.

Sergeant Martin Jones of the North Cotswolds Safer Communities Team told that the council that it is not compulsory for cyclists to have bells on their bikes but said that pedestrians should be given priority on footpaths.

“Certainly we can get the message through the schools that if they are on the pavement they have either got to stop or say excuse me,” said Sgt Jones.

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