Our kids school has, commendably, decided to install lockable & covered cycle stands. Great idea, but a couple of major flaws… The facility isn’t yet in place, and won’t be for a few weeks. The school has decided the kids can cycle/scoot in and leave their bikes outside next to a classroom this week. Now few issues – some of the kids aren’t big enough to be allowed to cycle in on their own, but see other kids with bikes so want to. As you all know peer pressure means that many of the kids are bringing scooters in, even though they have been dropped off locally by car – because the Head has allowed then to play on their scooters at lunch. My son want’s to cycle in, but has forgotten that we also need to get my 4 year old daughter into school at the same time. Other issue, there is not one single quiet road on the way to the school – it’s surrounded by some busy and heavily congested roads. Oh and there has been no ‘cycle training’ at the school in years, nor any proposed with the new government scheme. We are, unfortunately, one of those families who park down the road, to drop the kids off, as my wife has to get to her part time job 10 miles away. The compromise has been that she drops the kids off, they then scoot down the lane to school, then in the afternoon my wife walks to school and the kids scoot home. We don’t feel that my son, of 7, is yet old enough to cycle the couple of miles to school along heavily congested roads – it’s not him we don’t trust, it’s the motorists. This is all on top of the fact that there is still a Paedo doing the rounds trying to pick up kids going to and from school – the fella hasn’t been caught yet, despite regular abduction attempts…. And he’s targeting all ages up to mid teens….. Hence not wanting a 4 and 7 year old make their own way to school ! I can see it all turning to chaos, it’s a great idea, let down by road infrastructure and lack of any cycle awareness training. Anyone got any solutions ?