Teach cycling proficiency in schools to reduce road injury, says lawyer

Louise Plant wants the government to make cycle training compulsory in all schools

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A personal injury lawyer has called for cycling proficiency tests to be made compulsory in schools.

Louise Plant, head of personal injury at Prettys in Ipswich, has said that teaching cycling skills to children at an early age could help prevent the number and severity of injuries - both through teaching safe cycling, and encouraging mutual respect.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.