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Pupils are wheel-y excited by new bikes

John Spence Community High School in North Shields officially opening it's new bike maintenance area with the help of Sustrans. GM042841

John Spence Community High School in North Shields officially opening it's new bike maintenance area with the help of Sustrans. GM042841

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.

 

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