Kids encouraged to take up cycling

Adam Newby, from R-evolution, with pupils from Mount Pleasant Junior School.

Adam Newby, from R-evolution, with pupils from Mount Pleasant Junior School.

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Youngsters at a Market Weighton school are being encouraged to take up cycling as part of a new initiative.

Mount Pleasant Junior School has been provided with 20 refurbished bikes for the rest of the academic year. The bikes are available for pupils to take and use at home for free. The ‘Bike Library’ project is being run by the charity R-evolution, which brings unwanted and recovered bikes back into use. Representatives from the charity visited the school recently to launch the project. So far 16 bikes have been borrowed by children at the school. Loan periods range from one month upwards. Val Daley, from the Princess Road school, said: “I think it’s a great way of encouraging more kids to take up cycling.

“If children can’t afford a bike or want to try a different type of bike they can now borrow one from the school.”