Youngsters shift into top gear for a two-wheel extravaganza

Cycle4Life event at Pocklington Community Junior School.
Cycle4Life event at Pocklington Community Junior School.

Pupils at primary schools in the area saddled up for a cycling extravaganza to enjoy the great outdoors of our region.

Events took place across East Yorkshire during the Cycle4Life Challenge, which is a week-long celebration of our heritage and countryside.

During the week, ‘The Bike Track People’ from Scotland arrived at Pocklington Community Junior School. They set up the ‘Pump Track’, which was a small cycle velodrome for year 5 and year 6 children. Each class had a one hour session on the pump track experiencing the challenge the velodrome presented. Everyone was able to take part as the Bike Track People brought a number of cycles with them for the children to borrow.

The Cycle4Life team spent the day with ‘Cycle Champions’ from three local schools - Pocklington Community Junior School, St Mary and St Joseph Primary in Pocklington and Barmby Moor Primary.

Their journey began at Barmby Moor Primary, then onto Pocklington Community Junior School and then on to St Mary and St Joseph Primary. The Cycle Champions were sent off with cheers and applause from all the other children and staff at their schools.

The Cycle Champions were taken on to Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre at Kilnwick Percy for some meditation followed by lunch. They then continued to cycle to Burnby Hall Gardens where they took part in an orienteering challenge, which was set up by HALO Orienteering of Hull.

A spokesperson for Pocklington Community Junior School said: “It was a very exciting, tiring and challenging day for them as they cycled for approximately 18 miles in total. It was a wonderful experience for all of the children.”

For more pictures, see 25 June Pocklington Post.