Pedalling to school race

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Fifteen Doncaster schools today made a wheelie good start to a cycle race called The Big Pedal, competing against around 260,000 children from 800 schools across the UK.

The race, powered by UK charity Sustrans, will last for three weeks and, the more children, parents and teachers that cycle in to school on each day, the quicker time the school is awarded for each stage.

The school with the lowest time overall will be declared winner.

Over 3,000 Doncaster children will get the chance to be involved with The Big Pedal, which aims to encourage pupils, parents and teachers to cycle on a regular basis.

Tom Collister, Sustrans Bike It officer for Doncaster, said: “The race will act as a great way for the whole school community to join together as they take on other schools.”