Kids should be encouraged to take up cycling as it is a great way for them to incorporate exercise into their daily routine.
Mandy Woodard, PR and Fundraising Manager at the Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust, observed getting children to ride a bike is a great way of tackling obesity, which is becoming an increasingly big problem in the UK.
If youngsters were to cycle to school every day then they would be much fitter, while it is also an activity that an individual can do on their own.
Draft guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence suggests all short distances should be covered either on foot or by bike.
The reason behind this thinking is that regular physical activity can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and type-2 diabetes by up to 50 per cent.
Ms Woodard continued by saying if kids do take up cycling, safety is essential and so a helmet should always be worn.
The expert went on to note many youngsters will struggle to properly judge speed and distance at first and so the helmet offers them security.