Letters: Italian way to live with bikes

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Sir: I would like to reassure Christopher Padley (letter 16 July) that training for young cyclists is alive and well. Local authority road safety officers throughout the country organise training programmes through schools, and in most areas the training actually takes place "on the road".

The recent announcement by the Government of its cycling strategy should further enhance the status of cycling and ultimately lead to the situation where cyclists no longer feel so threatened by other road users that they have to resort to riding on the pavement.

DAVID LINDSAY

Local Authority Road Safety Officers' Association

Northallerton, North Yorkshire

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