Bike week at Mengham Junior School

At the invitation of Headteacher Wendy Bolton, Cycle Hayling helped stage a cycling event on 11th June that involved all the pupils with bikes.

Bike Week Cycle ParadeIt was a busy afternoon. We split the pupils into teams and ran sessions for each team covering: a speed challenge using a turbo trainer; a cycling benefits quiz; basic bike maintenance; ‘show and tell’ of equipment and different types of bike; and how to repair a puncture. The pupils decorated their bikes and entered a parade where we chose the best-looking ones for prizes. Other prizes were awarded for the winners of the benefits quiz and the cycle challenge.

At the end of the day, we ran a ‘Dr Bike’ workshop so pupils and parents could bring bikes that needed some TLC.

Prizes for the events were donated by Cycle Hayling and the Hampshire County Council Travel Team.

If you have a group that would like to learn more about bikes and cycling, contact Andy Henderson at andy@cyclehayling.org.uk

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