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Lincolnshire receives recognition at Bikeability Awards!

Congratulations to Lincolnshire County Council who finished joint runner up in the Local Authority Partner or the Year category at the Bikeability Awards 2020!

Lincolnshire County Council genuinely care about the impact of Bikeability cycle training. They have established an effective relationship with Outspoken Training, with the aim of reaching and inspiring even more children to cycle more safely, more often.  

Specifically, due to the popularity of Bikeability training in Lincolnshire the demand for Level 2 training exceeds the funding the council receives. To overcome this, a Project Officer worked tirelessly alongside senior management and the executive portfolio holder to introduce school contributions towards training which would be reinvested back into delivering additional school training. The council recognised to make a success of contributions, they had to positively market Bikeability, celebrating the success and impact of the programme locally as well as the benefits of introducing contributions. They coordinated a process starting with a letter from the council to all Headteachers, backed up with joint marketing campaigns by the council and Outspoken Training. This has resulted in an extra 33 schools and 812 pupils receiving training between September 2019 and March 2020 with an anticipated extra 1,124 pupils participating in this current financial year.

The council also recognise Bikeability can play a large role in supporting and driving cycling projects. Examples include the development of the Holbeach and Spalding Cycling Plans where Bikeability is seen as an effective measure to get more people cycling alongside the introduction of cycling infrastructure. This will increase the exposure of Bikeability to local communities at consultations meetings, helping to raise the profile of cycle training throughout Lincolnshire.

More information on the council's support of Bikeability can be found in their award nomination.

We are delighted that Lincolnshire County Council have been recognised for their billiant support of Outspoken Training and Bikeability training to help enthuse the next generation of Lincolnshire children to cycle more. Congratulations!

For more information on Bikeability training in Lincolnshire, please visit our Lincolnshire web page

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