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Bike-it Fun

posted 27 Nov 2014, 09:51 by Mr Horner   [ updated 17 Dec 2014, 02:24 by Mrs Bradwell ]
It has been a busy week of cycling activity in school. Last Thursday (November 20th) was the 'Virtual Velodrome' where year 5 and 6 children pedaled on a bike attached to a turbo-trainer. This was connected to a computer which allowed children to see how they were doing on the 'virtual velodrome' on screen. The children performed really well, although many complained of having 'weary legs' when they arrived back at class. Bike-It officer, Tom was impressed with the pupils' performance, describing it as among the best in the schools he has been into (bet he says that to all the schools). Some year 5 children that cycled in on the day also stand a chance of making it through to a 'real velodrome' session at Manchester!                        
This was followed on Monday (November 24th) by our 'Get Bright' day. Well done to all those who cycled / scootered in and joined in with the Bike-It breakfast. Tom's assembly explained all about the importance of staying bright and visible with reflective clothing, equipment and lights during the winter months. So don't put that bike away till the Spring - just remember to be properly equipped (not forgetting a helmet)! Finally, a big thanks goes to Tom for checking and fixing so many bikes on such a cold day. Keep pedaling...