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Pupils bling up their bikes for school run

Pupils from St Joseph's RC Primary in North Shields have 'blinged' up their bikes as part of the official opening of their new bike sheds with Lucy Fenwick from Sustrans and the students council. GM027540

Pupils from St Joseph's RC Primary in North Shields have 'blinged' up their bikes as part of the official opening of their new bike sheds with Lucy Fenwick from Sustrans and the students council. GM027540

More than 100 children rode their blinged-up bikes and scooters to school to celebrate the success of a cycling project.

St Joseph’s Primary in North Shields decorated their rides with a Christmas theme and enjoyed a morning of activities to mark their achievements since becoming a Sustrans ‘Bike It’ school in October.

Despite a fantastic collection of glitter and tinsel strewn across their two-wheeled transport, the highlight of the day was the ribbon cutting ceremony for the school’s brand new bike stands.

Local lollipop lady and friend of the school for forty years, Dot Thompson MBE, joined in the celebrations by blinging her own bike, which she uses every day, and officially opened the new cycle parking facilities.

Sustrans’ schools officer Lucy Fenwick said: “The enthusiasm for the Bike It project at the school is amazing.

“Over the first couple of months the numbers of pupils cycling or scooting has risen greatly. I’m sure this new secure bike storage will be put to good use.”

 

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