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Bikeability Plus in Cambridge

We are thrilled to announce 5 lucky primary schools in Cambridge will be enjoying the return of our exciting ‘Bikeability Plus’ project, which aims to raise the number of children cycling to school to over 20%. The project will launch during week commencing 5th June 2017 working with:

  • Orchard Park Primary
  • Girton Glebe Primary
  • Great & Little Shelford Primary
  • Teversham Primary
  • St. Laurence Primary

 

Cambridgeshire County Council have secured funding from the Department for Transport for the 5-week project of cycling activities, launching with a fun-filled whole day launch event at each school. Pupils and teachers will enjoy trying out lots of weird and wonderful bikes whilst others pedal away on the pedal powered duke box, creating a fun, energetic atmosphere and a real buzz around each event. Parents and families won’t feel left out though, as they can join in the fun after the school day finishes.

Kieron McNab, Head of Training, said:

“The project is a fantastic opportunity to help support parents, pupils and school staff to cycle to school more. Cycling is a fun form of transport, reduces traffic congestion around schools and improves air quality. We are looking forward to tackling barriers preventing families cycling to school as well as enthusing and upskilling the next generation of lifelong cyclists in Cambridge.”

The activities being delivered will include Balance Bike training, Learn to Ride lessons, and Bike Maintenance training. During the project pupils will be rewarded for their efforts with prizes and awards with the most improved school winning a visit from the fantastic ‘Pedal Powered Cinema’.

Previous projects have resulted in increases of up to 279% in the number of children and parents cycling to school and helped create a culture of cycling within the school and local community. We are expecting the same again with this project!

The countdown has begun!

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