Let’s put the brakes on banning bikes in schools

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There are myriad obvious anti-social behaviours that a campaigning headteacher might wish to crack down on to improve the life of a school and its surrounding environment.

But targeting cyclists seems an unusual approach. Yet a number of heads are attempting to ban this mild-mannered cohort through making cycling into school too restrictive to bother pedalling.

For instance, at Stanley Park High School in Carshalton, South London, pupils now need to display a school issue number plate to bring their bikes into school. The school justified the move on safety grounds.

It makes you wonder why ...

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