Safety fears put children off cycling, says Brake report

A survey by road safety charity Brake shows that 47 per cent of children are discouraged from cycling because of worries from their parents over safety

Fears over safety are stopping more children from cycling more often, according to a survey by road safety charity Brake.

The poll of 1,301 school children aged 11 to 17 showed that 47 per cent of those surveyed claimed their parents’ worries about their safety were preventing them from starting cycling or cycling more.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.