Pupils on bikes warned by Arnold school after reports of them ‘pulling wheelies on main road and ‘weaving between traffic’ on bikes

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Pupils at a school in Arnold are being reminded to cycle safely after reports of them ‘weaving between traffic’ and ‘pulling wheelies’ on a main road.

Arnold Hill Academy has written to parents and also issued a plea on its Facebook page and is reminding them to warn their children of the dangers of riding irresponsibly.

Teh Facebook post read: “We have written to parents about pupils riding their bikes dangerously on local footpaths and roads asking them to share our concerns, and those of the wider community, with their children.

“We have highlighted particular issues with cyclists riding as a large group blocking the road including towards oncoming traffic, pulling wheelies on Gedling Road and the pavements near the junior schools, cycling down the centre of the road and weaving between traffic.

They added: “Within school, we regularly remind pupils about the dangers and have had the local road safety team alongside the schools link police officer speak to most of the cyclists in school.

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The school reminded parents that action will be taken against any pupils if caught in the act.

The post said: “We do wish to encourage cycling and are pleased at the increasing numbers of our pupils who now ride to and from school, but will issue sanctions if behaviour is deemed dangerous or inappropriate. “

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