Autumn Motorcycling

With shorter days and colder temperatures, motorcyclists are being reminded how essential it is to check that lights are working properly and that any kit they wear is in good condition.

Weather conditions are changeable at this time of year; cold nights can catch you unaware and lower temperatures bring morning frost and ice. In its latest blog, Wales by Bike is reminding bikers to never be complacent because shaded areas and bridges take longer to thaw and could still be wet and icy long after the sun starts shining.

Dressing appropriately is a must as it can get particularly tiring when riding for long periods in cold weather, so keep warm! Avoid kit that’s too bulky - it can make you even more exhausted and the added weight may affect how you ride. Investing in some heated gear can make a huge difference on a long journey, even if it’s just a pair of heated gloves.

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Consultation on School Transport Provision in Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is seeking public opinion on its plans to change the current home to school transport provision for school children across the county.

“The current provision doesn’t align with the school admissions policy, which means Merthyr Tydfil students are travelling to schools outside the County Borough when suitable schools are available within it,” said Cabinet Member for Learning Cllr Lisa Mytton.

A number of options are being considered for the future of the service. Students, parents/carers, schools/colleges, residents and other stakeholders are being asked to share their views on the options under consideration in an extensive consultation exercise including an online questionnaire and a series of drop-in events being held across the county borough in the coming weeks.

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