Cycle Safety Day – Castlebar 2016

On Thursday May 19th our 4th, 5th and 6th class got to take part in the  Mayo Co Co Road Safety Day run in conjunction with Mayo Sports Partnership. Up first there was a bus safety demo where the pupils learned all about safety both on board  a bus and as a pedestrian around the bus.

After this, the team took to the testing room for a road safety written test for cyclists. There was lots of tough questions including road positions, helmet safety, signals to use when cycling and visibility questions.

With the written test complete, the teams took to their bikes and after fixing their helmets and having them inspected, it was time to take to the streets of Castlebar, safely shadowed by Gardaí and cycle safety personnel. The girls formed Cloghans Hill Team 1 and the boys team 2. As the teams rode around the town, they were scored on their safe cycling. First to set off were the girls who arrived safely back with a very impressive score of 18/20. Next to set off were the boys, they too did an excellent job scoring 18/20.

when they street cycle was over, the teams were able to spend time cycling on the GMIT track and even got a chance to check out a paracycle.

We would like to thank all those involved in running the event, we had a great day!

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