Cycling to school, to work, to shops, to social and cultural events of all kinds should be easy and safe for any individual who can ride. If faster and heavier road traffic presents a threat, good practice should steadily review and remove the threats, not the vulnerable cyclists. Training might be part of the process but changing road layouts and cycling routes definitely should be. MT 10/03/14: the emphasis should be on road danger reduction and not putting the onus of responsibility onto the vulnerable road user for safety, e.g. questioning collision victims on whether they were wearing hi-viz and helmets. Not all road users are equal.