Free breakfast for pupils who cycle to school

A bikers breakfast event held at Cramlington's Burnside Primary School showing pupil Caitlin Murray.
A bikers breakfast event held at Cramlington's Burnside Primary School showing pupil Caitlin Murray.
0
Have your say

Young cyclists at a Cramlington primary school have been given a free biker’s breakfast to help promote cycling to school.

The youngsters at Burnside Primary School were taking part in the Bike It project, run by charity Sustrans.

Richard Rothwell from the charity offered the children a free bikers’ breakfast to all those who cycled or used a scooter to school on Friday.

School manager Elaine Wright said: “The event was a huge success with almost 70 per cent of the school turning up on their bikes and scooters.

“It proves that with just a little encouragement, children do prefer to come to school this way, rather than by car.”

The children were offered a breakfast of Cheerios and Coco Pops cereal, croissants, scotch pancakes and fresh orange juice.

Richard added: “Our main aim in working with the Bike It project is to encourage the children to use their bikes or scooters and to enjoy being healthy and active.

“We are also promoting sustainable travel.”

Following the breakfast, Richard took 20 children from Year 5 on a pedalling picnic to Furnace Bank in Bedlington.