Sheep Dip Lane Primary School are looking to encourage more children to ride to school by taking part in an initiative to get kids on their bikes and scooters.
To launch the Bike-It project at the school, children and staff took part in a ‘bike breakfast’ followed by a free Dr Bike check organised by charity Sustrans.
Sustrans is working with schools in Doncaster to provide children with the skills and information necessary to allow them to ride a bike to classes on a regular basis.
Sheep Dip Lane is one of six schools chosen to join the project this year, with the project being overseen at the school by Mr Storey (PSA).
Children who made their way to school by bike or scooter were rewarded with a free healthy breakfast. Their bikes were then safety checked to ensure that they were roadworthy.
Deputy Head, Alison Parkhurst, said: “One parent commented how great it was to see the bike racks full, even on a chilly December morning!”, adding; “Thanks to Dr Bike we are now ready to take on more ‘bike-it’ challenges in the new year when the weather becomes a little warmer.
“We are looking forward to taking part in up and coming bike-it events”.
Bike-it Officer Tom Collister, from Sustrans, said: “Walking and cycling to school is a great way for our children to get the exercise they need everyday to keep healthy, and research shows it allows them to become better students in the classroom. Let’s not forget it’s fun, too.”
Sustrans are a UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys they make every day, and their work in Doncaster is funded by DMBC – Visit: www.sustrans.org.uk