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Bike It day at Woodlands Primary

PUBLISHED: 17:21 12 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:40 30 June 2010

A “Bike It” day has been hailed a success at Woodlands Primary. Despite a cold day 95 pupils cycled to school on a single day, the highest of the nine Great Yarmouth Bike It schools.

A “Bike It” day has been hailed a success at Woodlands Primary. Despite a cold day 95 pupils cycled to school on a single day, the highest of the nine Great Yarmouth Bike It schools.

Pupils from years 1 to 6 were encouraged to cycle to school and have their brakes, tyres and gears safety checked and repaired for free by the school 'Bike it' officer Kevin House. Mr House promotes cycling in Great Yarmouth schools, as part of the Sustrans funded programme. Pupils, and parents that cycled that day received a free breakfast bar and drink for their efforts.

The day proved so popular Mr House had to come for a second day the following week to work on completing all 95 cycle checks.

Year Six pupils also had the opportunity to apply to be a Bike Marshall, which means that they hold a responsibility to create new ways to promote cycling in the school community. Six pupils were selected and the school now looks forward to the initiatives that will follow.

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