Praise for pupils’ pedal power

James Elrick, Jessica Elrick and Kian Bagnall
James Elrick, Jessica Elrick and Kian Bagnall
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TWO wheels good was the message for youngsters at a Sheffield primary who took to pedal power to mark National Bike to School Week.

More than 100 pupils from Acres Hill in Darnall cycled to school to enjoy a free bikers’ breakfast and take part in a country-wide contest called The Big Pedal.

The school is one of 28 in the city competing against more than 1,000 rivals across the UK to become the nation’s fastest.

The race, organised by UK charity Sustrans and funded by the Bike Hub, is in its final week and prizes will be awarded to the fastest school each day. Acres Hill Primary is currently in 168th position.

Sustrans spokesman Henry Norman said: “The more children that cycle to school, the faster ‘time’ the school gets for each daily stage.”