Pupils get on their bikes to improve their skills

Pupils from North Stainley CE Primary School who have been improving their cycling skills. (S)
Pupils from North Stainley CE Primary School who have been improving their cycling skills. (S)

PUPILS from North Stainley CE Primary School have been improving their cycling skills in readiness for the Easter Holidays.

The school welcomed the Bikeability Team from North Yorkshire County Council to deliver an intense two day skills course to pupils.

Headteacher Mrs Elizabeth Watts said: “This is the first time the school has been able to offer the course and it was very well received by the children and their parents.

Cycling is a great way to keep fit and have fun, but it is really important that the children are taught how to cycle safely on our busy roads.

With the Easter Holidays starting shortly the children will have plenty of opportunity to put their new skills into practice.”

Over the course the children learned the importance of having a road worthy bike and practised a 20 second daily check before jumping on their bike.

Further theory work happened in the classroom before pupils learnt how to mount their bikes correctly and ride off safely.

Once briefed the children were divided into smaller groups of six and cycled around the village clocking up 10km over the two days.

At the end of the two days the children undertook a practical test, which they all passed with flying colours and a theory test, the results of which are eagerly awaited.