FREE scootability training sessions are on offer in south Warwickshire.
Warwickshire County Council and Warwickshire Road Safety Partners are supporting Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel by offering free training during the Easter holidays.
Team Rubicon – leaders in scooter training and education – will deliver Scootability level 1 training sessions in Stratford and Kenilworth, focusing on key skills and knowledge.
This includes learning about the parts of the scooter and the safety gear, the basics of pushing, balancing and turning, how to do slow and fast stops, how to navigate stationary and moving obstacles, how to do one handed signalling and about road safety rules.
All equipment, including scooters, helmets and pads, is provided and the sessions are suitable for children aged five to ten years. Booking in advance is required.
The Stratford training session will take place on Thursday April 6 at Stratford Recreation Ground and the Kenilworth session will be held at The Kenilworth Centre on Friday April 7.
David Ayton-Hill, WCC’s Assistant Director, said: “Active travel, particularly for the journey to school, has never been so important and has many benefits, including physical health and mental wellbeing and helping to reduce congestion and air pollution outside the school gate. By offering this training we aim to develop the knowledge and skills of the next generations scoot safely in the hope that they will continue to choose active travel into their adult lives.”
To find out more and book a place visit https://warksroadsafety.org/scooter-training/