Two locals successfully complete Bikeability Course in the UK

Simon Debono and Martin Graffione completed their cycling instructors training in the UK - they are now qualified to promote safe and responsible cycling on the Rock.

A statement from the Government said:

HM Government of Gibraltar would like to congratulate Simon Debono and Martin Graffione on the successful completion of the Post Course Assessment Criteria of the National Standard Instructor Qualification (NSIQ), which has consolidated their skills and competence as instructors of the Bikeability Course. Bikeability Courses were delivered by Outspoken, a UK based training provider who have recently been working alongside the Ministry for Infrastructure and Planning and the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Department to be able to deliver this standard of training in Gibraltar. After having completed an initial four day trainers’ course in Gibraltar, Simon and Martin were selected to further their training in the UK.

Simon and Martin travelled to Cambridge on 2nd June to undertake a 3 week programme assisting in providing training at two local primary schools, in which approximately 130 year 5 children received training at levels 1 and 2 of the Bikeability.

Initiatives such as these aim to promote safe and responsible cycling through recognised and accredited cycle training courses in keeping with the recommendations of the Sustainable Traffic, Transport and Parking Plan, to encourage sustainable forms of transport in Gibraltar.

The Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, The Hon Paul Balban said “I was delighted to receive the news that both instructors had successfully completed and qualified in such a rigorous and demanding course. Congratulations”

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