St Mary’s is a Cycle Right School!
Our pupils benefit from partaking in the Cycle Right Programme.
Not only is cycling great exercise but it is also an environmentally friendly mode of transport!
CYCLE RIGHT is the National Standard for Cycle Training and provides practical cycle safety and skills training to promote competent and confident cyclists. CYCLE RIGHT is an inclusive programme.
CYCLE RIGHT is produced and supported by the Department of Transport, the Road Safety Authority and Cycling Ireland, with input from central and local agencies and other groups.
CYCLE RIGHT is a cyclist road safety training programme designed to give cyclists the knowledge and skills to move safely through the road system, an environment shared with other road users.
CYCLE RIGHT will offer those taking part the skills to cycle confidently on the road network, from novice to competent cyclists.
CYCLE RIGHT is delivered over three stages with participants gaining skills and knowledge on a phased basis, preparing them to cycle in increasingly complex road scenarios.
CYCLE RIGHT offers a programme uniquely suited to the Irish environment, taking account of rural, suburban and urban conditions that are regularly encountered in close proximity.
While various forms of training have been on offer in Ireland for some years, CYCLE RIGHT brings together, for the first time, the expertise of bodies positioned to set out parameters and design a training programme to best fit the particular conditions in Ireland. The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, the Road Safety Authority, Cycling Ireland, Sport Ireland Coaching, An Taisce Green Schools, An Garda Siochana and local authorities across the country have collaborated to give input to the programme which will be administered by Cycling Ireland as the registering body.