Five Reasons to Have a Cycle Shelter

Five Reasons to Have a Cycle Shelter

thames-valley-harrods-thatcham-berkshire-double-witton-cycle-shelter 01 smallAre you thinking about purchasing a cycle shelter for your school grounds? If you are then look no further, I have listed below five reasons why a cycle shelter would benefit your school & pupils.

The latest statistics show that on average only 2% of pupils currently ride to school. This is a number that needs to change and by adding cycle parking facilities at your school, you will encourage your pupils to use their bike rather than travel to school in their parents or carers vehicle.

1. One of the obvious reasons to encourage children to cycle to school is because of the health benefits. But remember, not only will your pupils improve their health and fitness, if their parents cycle to school with them; they will also experience the benefits of cycling to school.

2. With more children biking to school, there will be fewer cars on the road and therefore less congestion around your school, making it s safer environment at peak school times.

3. Bicycles can be very expensive, so by providing your pupils with secure cycle parking facilities, you will offer their parents the confidence to encourage their children to cycle to school knowing that their bikes will be left in a safe, secure area away from the threat of vandalism and theft.

Cycle Shelter Installed at Hanley Castle School in Worcester4. Another benefit of a bike shelter is that not only do they keep bikes safe and secure; they also keep them sheltered from the rain – avoiding pupils cycling home with a wet seat!

5. There are many grants out there for schools that offer funds to create secure cycle parking areas along with many other schemes. So why not have a look around at the different grants & funds available for schools for cycle shelters. What better reason can there be to purchase a cycle shelter that is completely funded by a grant?

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