BikeRight! a UK cycle training and development company, has introduced its first set of courses aimed at helping drivers to develop skills to help them deal with using the roads alongside cyclists.
The courses are aimed at mainly professional drivers who need specialist training of how to use their vehicle around vulnerable road users, as the level of cycling commuters, particularly in busy cities, increases.
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The company offers two types of courses: one for large goods vehicle (LGV) and passenger carrying vehicle (PCV) drivers called the ‘Safe Urban Driving Course’ and the ‘2WheelsAware’ course which is designed to aid delivery drivers, taxi drivers and other drivers who use smaller vehicles day-to-day.
The courses are currently available at BikeRight!s offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Newcastle.
The news of the courses comes as cycling campaigners continue to fight for space for vulnerable road users in big cities, with the likes of London pushing for further development of the Cycle Superhighway system.
Transport for London already offers cyclists subsidised training for riding in the city, while some boroughs like Hackney already offer training courses for HGV drivers who use their vehicles on a daily basis in the borough.
You can find out more information on the BikeRight! courses by visiting their website.