Bobbies’ bike boost for school

DC Richard Jones and David Bocking, Sheffield Cycleboost

DC Richard Jones and David Bocking, Sheffield Cycleboost

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Pupils at a Sheffield special school are riding high after taking delivery of a new tricycle from South Yorkshire Police.

Youngsters at the Rowan School in Dore received the bike from officers who achieved success in a month-long cycling challenge.

A team of 44 staff members from Attercliffe, Ecclesfield and Snig Hill stations rode a total of 2,496 miles as part of the Sheffield Cycleboost programme.

The group signed up to Cycleboost earlier this year, which supports local organisations helping staff making the switch to cycling for a more rewarding commute to work.

As part of the move to two wheels the South Yorkshire Police team was challenged to beat the previous highest mileage score recorded - 1,700 miles - by workers from the Northern General Hospital.

Detective Constable Richard Jones said: “It was a fantastic challenge to take part in and it’s clear from the reaction of the pupils it was all worthwhile.”

Rowan headteacher Avril Young said: “This is really special for the school. It will enable more of our pupils to experience the joy of cycling.”

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