Weymouth School Pupils Get On Their Bikes
12:02am 6th May 2012
Cycling to school has helped students at Wey Valley to win a brand new bike maintenance kit.
As part of a national competition, pupils had to see how many journeys in to school could be made on two wheels over the course of three weeks.
The bike kit was their reward for their hard work.
Across the country children cycled over a million miles to and from school during the three week period.
Jonathan Dixon, Bike It Officer for Dorset said, "The school run can be a major headache for parents and kids, increasing traffic and pollution. Almost half of children would like to cycle to school, but currently only two per cent do. The Big Pedal provides a great opportunity for parents and children to discover just how fun and healthy cycling to school can be."
Mr Salmon, Head of P.E. and the schools Bike It champion said, "Our pupils really enjoyed The Big Pedal, and working with Sustrans all year round. There is always a great atmosphere when hoards of them arrive at school on their bikes. As part of our school bike club our pupils regularly go mountain biking and have been visiting the track at Bournemouth Cycling Centre, so it will be great to be able to teach them how to repair bikes as well."