Are you a professional driver or do you know someone who is? We’re inviting van / lorry / bus / taxi drivers or driving instructors, to experience the road from a cyclists perspective in this free 3-hour course!
The next sessions are on Wednesday 15th August and you can sign up by filling in this online registration form.
Previous participants said:
“Anyone who drives will find it useful, no matter what standard of driving they are at”
“This training should be made compulsory for new and existing drivers in the taxi and private hire industry”
Led by cycling instructors from Cycle North, the drivers will participate in a 3 hour session, learning about cyclists’ road positioning and why bike riders use the road in certain ways. Above all we hope this will inspire a sense of empathy – research suggests that drivers with experience of cycling are more likely to understand cyclists’ movements better and feel positive towards them. This is particularly important in West Yorkshire, where the number of deaths and injuries per miles cycled is roughly double the national average.
Please sign up if you are a professional driver in Leeds, and help us to reach as many drivers as possible by spreading the word to anyone you know who drives for work – organisations or individuals – we want to fill all the spaces on the sessions! The training sessions are taking place on the 15th August with a 9.30 or 1.30 start.