Pupils from John Spence Community High School have enjoyed a two wheeled trip at the coast as part of a double cycling celebration supported by charity Sustrans.
The new maintenance area at the school was formally opened by Elected Mayor of North Tyneside Norma Redfearn following a donation of £5,000 worth of bikes and kit by Dutch project management company Royal Haskoning DHV (RHDHV) to help promote cycling at school.
The scheme is championed by Richard Parsons, Project Manager/Principal Engineer, Maritime and Waterways, Royal HaskoningDHV, who is a keen cyclist.
He said: “It’s fantastic to be able to provide this opportunity for pupils to learn to ride and take part in other cycling activities.
“As well as being a great confidence booster, in the long-term the project will raise awareness of cycling as a healthy means of transport and an enjoyable form of travel.”
The donations are going to have a huge impact on cycling at John Spence School and will be a well-used resource that can be enjoyed by pupils both this and surrounding schools.