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Hull school kids go on mid-summer ride

Children from St George's Primary school celebrated mid summer with a 17-mile bike ride down the Transpennine Trail to Hornsea

Children from St George's Primary school celebrated mid summer with a 17-mile bike ride down the Transpennine Trail to Hornsea

Children at St George's Primary school on bikes ready for Transpennine Trail to Hornsea
23 June 2017

Children from St George's Primary School in Hull took part in a 17-mile mid-summer bike ride along the NCN Route 65 Transpennine Trail to Hornsea on Wednesday 21 June.

Teacher Jon McGowan and local Sustrans volunteers led the children on the bike ride and they returned by bike-trailer bus from Bikeliner coaches back to school with their bikes.

Jon said: "Year 6 had a fantastic time and should be really proud of themselves for their outstanding effort and achievement.

"Hopefully we have given them an experience that will last them a lifetime and shown them that cycling is fun, cheap, easy and a great way to get around - starting with the school run!"

John Scullion, group coordinator for Sustrans volunteers in the Yorkshire Wolds said:

"This event represents what Sustrans is all about - promoting active travel for all, especially the younger generation.

"The idea behind the event stems from Jon McGowan's personal commitment to active travel, but it could not have come about without the enthusiastic involvement of the whole school.

“The school has fully embraced a cycling culture, and this is apparent even to a casual visitor - where else in this country could you turn up on your bike and be invited to bring it inside and park it in the Head teacher's office?"

Local companies Giroscope and Bob’s Bikes were on hand to fix any issues with the childrens’ bikes and the Transpennine Trail provided maps and certificates for the children.

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