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"Biking It" for breakfast in Sedgefield
YOUNGSTERS who cycled to school in Sedgefield this week were rewarded with a tasty breakfast.
Organised by cycling charity Sustrans, the Bike It Breakfast saw Sedgefield Primary School pupils and their parents swap four wheels for two, as part of Durham County Council’s Local Motion campaign, which promotes green travel options.
It is hoped the initiative will also help to reduce traffic congestion at the beginning and end of the school day.
Sustrans Bike It officer Rio Floreza said the breakfast was a brilliant opportunity for pupils to share the joy of cycling with their friends and family, adding: “It went really well and we were delighted with the take up. It was only open to year five and six on this occasion and around 90 per cent took part.”
The breakfast, which will be offered to other year groups in the near future, is one of many ways the school has been working with Sustrans to promote cycling.
Other projects include holding Dr Bike sessions to teach children how to look after their bikes, affordable helmet sales, road safety sessions and competitions.
Sedgefield Primary would like to thank Bolam’s Butchers for providing the bacon and school chefs Lisa Kelly and Sharon Mayo for baking the bread.