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A quarter of Year 7 boys want to cycle to school: A recent survey may help to promote county-wide initiatives to encourage safe alternatives to car travel

Balding,J Gimber,P Wise,A 1997. A quarter of Year 7 boys want to cycle to school: A recent survey may help to promote county-wide initiatives to encourage safe alternatives to car travel. Education and Health 15(4),49-52. PDF

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