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CAN Congratulates CAT on Sycle Skills Guidelines

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The Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) congratulates the Cycle Training Advisory Group, LTNZ on the release of its new cycle skills training guidelines.

CAN spokesperson Patrick Morgan says, 'the vision is that every child or person has the opportunity to become a confident and capable cyclist. The achievement of a guideline is a critical milestone for every cycling in New Zealand and shows real commitment to New Zealand's "Getting there - on foot, by cycle" plan.'

The guidelines have been adapted to New Zealand from the United Kingdom's Bikeability programme established through Cycling England. They teach cycle safety skills and how to ride safely in traffic situations and have been developed to cater for both child and adult trainees. They also require that demonstrated ability is achieved at each level. They have been developed to ensure international best practice in cycle skills training is available in New Zealand.

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