16 Jun 2015

Leeds pupils get pedalling for Bike Week


Children from seven Leeds schools will be trying out the Leeds Core Cycle Network to encourage more people to take to two wheels as part of national Bike Week.

Later this week over 80 Leeds school pupils will be cycling along three routes of the Leeds core cycle network to Leeds Dock to take part in cycling related activities and raise awareness of the benefits of cycling.

As part of national Bike Week, which runs until Sunday (21 June), pupils from Brigshaw High School, Kippax North Primary School and Ninelands Primary School will cycle along the Garforth route, whilst pupils from Horsforth Newlaithes will cycle along the canal towpath and those from St Phillip’s, Low Road and Windmill primary schools will all cycle along the Middleton route.

On arrival at Leeds Dock, the pupils will be welcomed by the Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake and will be treated to a display by Danny Butler, an extreme stunt cyclist and dance troupe DAZL.

Media opportunity:

When: Wednesday 17 June 11.00am

Where: Leeds Dock near the entrance to the Royal Armouries

Members of the media are welcome to attend the Bike Week event for Leeds pupils. Photography and filming opportunities will be available.

As well as helping to improve their cycling skills and road safety awareness, the event will also make pupils aware of the safest routes into the city centre, and hopefully encourage more children to say ‘no’ to the car, and cycle to school.

For media enquiries contact:

Leeds City Council Communications team