Silver for super school students

First published in Milford Mercury news

CHILDREN, parents and teachers from Neyland Community School left their cars at home and jumped on their bikes and scooters on Friday, March 14, to take part in a ‘super’ competition.

As part of Sustrans’ Big Pedal competition, children dressed as superheroes for the school run – and gained a silver Sustrans Award for their efforts.

The school, one of several county schools involved in the competition, came 173rd UK wide – with a whopping 68 per cent of the school travelling in by bike or scooter on the last day of the event.

Radio Pembrokeshire's Carl Hartley joined in the fun by interviewing children and parents dressed as 'Radio Man'.

Mayor of Neyland Maureen Molyneux, accompanied by her consort and Sustrans' Sue Mathias, awarded the school their Silver Sustrans award at a special Bike It! Assembly.

TJ Stables, Neyland Community School Bike It! officer, said: “We were amazed by how many turned up as superheroes from nursery to year 6 - the bike shelters were full to bursting!"

“We are delighted to receive the Silver Award, and split the fundraising donations between Sustrans and Sports Relief.”

She added: “A massive thank-you must go to our parents for their ongoing support in the Bike It! scheme. We couldn't do it without them."

The Big Pedal is the UK's biggest school cycling competition to get kids active.

It is powered by Sustrans, the UK's leading sustainable transport charity and pioneer of the National Cycle Network.

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