Reward for pedal power

Bede Academy youngsters taking part in the Big Pedal.
Bede Academy youngsters taking part in the Big Pedal.

Students and teachers who geared up for a nationwide cycling challenge have been rewarded for their pedal-powered achievements.

A team from Bede Academy in Blyth registered for the Big Pedal, a national inter-school competition that encourages children, teachers and parents to cycle to school.

The challenge organised by Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity, offered prizes to students and teachers who signed up to get to school on two wheels.

Sustrans officer Richard Rothwell said: “The Big Pedal helps encourage them to look at leading healthier and more active lives by challenging them to cycle or scoot on their journey to school for ten days.”

Bede students Roma Harm, Christopher Johnson, and Adam Graham, along with the academy’s head of rugby Andrew Sutherland, each received £50 in vouchers from CJ Performance Cycling in Cramlington after their names were drawn out of a hat.