The training course at Cycle school of 2012/2013 which is organized by the Latvian cycling information centre with support of Ltd “Velokuriers”, CSDD and Road department of the Riga Dome has been finished. It took place in 4 schools: Agenskalns primary school , Riga State Grammar School No.1 and No.2, Riga Secondary school No. 85. As a result 95 young people passed examinations in traffic regulations and acquired the cyclist’s licenses.
We will continue the course in the next academic year. The Department of Education, culture and sports of the Riga Dome has prolonged terms of the license of the educational program “Training of children and teenagers to use of bicycles and to inform about cycling tourism”. We will be glad to cooperate with educational institutions for implementation of the training program next academic year!
The school of cyclists and studying of traffic regulations was organized in 2003 by the Latvian cycling information centre, Ltd “Velokurjers” and the Youth centre “Daugmale”. As a result of the school work more than 6000 children and teenagers from the Youth centre “Daugmale” and Latvian schools got knowledge of traffic regulations and passed examination for receiving a cyclist’s license.
During the course school students not only study traffic regulations, but also receive a lot of useful information about cycling transport and tourism in Latvia and in the world, types of bicycles, details and uses of certain types of them. It gives them knowledge needed to choose the most appropriate bicycle and equip it safely. Cycle messengers, professionals of cycling, also take part in lecturing; they tell about principles of safety in the conditions of heavy traffic on roads in the city in all seasons and give advice how to save the bicycle from stealing.