Cycling Scotland tutors are setting wheels in motion by equipping the next generation of primary teachers with the skills to teach cycling proficiency to school pupils.

Queen Margaret University (QMU) students are being given the chance to attend Bikeability Scotland instructor training and, once qualified, graduates of the BA (Hons) Education Studies (Primary) will be able to teach schoolchildren how to cycle safely.

Christopher Green, lecturer in initial teacher education at QMU, said: “It provides [student teachers] with another skill and relevant qualification for their CV.

“It’s great fun and provides an opportunity for students to bring something different to the classroom.”

Cycling Scotland tutor Philippa Barber added: “Bikeability Scotland training can be hugely positive for a child’s mental and physical development.

“It can improve their confidence, health and wellbeing and their hazard perception and awareness.

“For the next generation of teachers, training like this can help reinforce that learning extends beyond the confines of the classroom and that there is tremendous value for children in play-based learning.”