Stunt team stress safety campaign

18/05/15 - Give Everyone Cycle Space Campaign Launch- Pic Roddy Scott
18/05/15 - Give Everyone Cycle Space Campaign Launch- Pic Roddy Scott

Enthralling stunts were on show at Arbroath High School on Tuesday thanks to Clan cycle who dropped in to highlight Cycling Scotland’s new road safety awareness campaign

The Give Everyone Cycle Space campaign, funded by Transport Scotland and supported by Angus Council and Tactran, asks people driving to give those on bikes, especially children and young people, enough space when overtaking.

Derek Mackay, Minister for Transport and Islands, said: “Last year we invested record levels of almost £40 million on cycling projects. I am determined to increase the spend this year, not just on infrastructure but also by actively promoting cycling as a positive transport option.

Angus Council’s education spokesperson, Councillor Sheena Welsh, said: “This important campaign will hopefully encourage more cycling and walking for short journeys, especially the journey to school.”

Cycling Scotland chief executive, Keith Irving, said: “Locally, we are working with councils and schools to deliver led rides and route planning to enable young people to plan their cycle journeys to school.