Mayor of Hilllingdon attends Interschool Championship at Field End Junior School’s new bike track
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 11:00pm 30 June 2010
- Posted in: News and blogs, Hillingdon
- Tagged with: community, children
- Boroughs: Hillingdon
Councillor David Yarrow, Mayor of Hillingdon, his wife and representatives from the local transport police and safer neighbourhood team attended the Interschool Championship on Tuesday 29th June.
Field End Junior School runs a highly successful weekly cycle club and the school is fast becoming a cycling centre of excellence. The school successfully applied for funding from Transport for London to turn a disused field into a cycle track which is approximately 330 metres long.
The school invited pupils from two local special needs schools, Morecroft and Coteford Junior to the event where Year 6 Cycle club members and Year 5 Junior Road Safety Officers escorted the visitors round the impressive track.
Coaches were on hand to assist the children to get the most out of the experience and pupils took part in races and bike limbo and it was so much fun even the police officers had a go!
The visiting children clearly had a fantastic day and everybody that attended got a medal that was presented by the Mayor and his wife. Field End have worked really hard to establish the cycle club and are always keen to work with other schools to share their knowledge and experience.
The event highlighted that opportunities that cycling can bring and the sheer enjoyment that people get out of it. As project leader Alan Grant said: 'It was another opportunity to show that cycling is for everybody'.