Breakfast for bikers

Rothbury First School bicycle day. Sam Laing from Sustrans and pupils at the new school bicycle shelter.
Rothbury First School bicycle day. Sam Laing from Sustrans and pupils at the new school bicycle shelter.
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A BIKERS’ breakfast held at a north Northumberland school has been heralded a huge success, after most of its pupils turned up on their cycles.

The event, organised by Sustrans at Rothbury First School last Wednesday, saw 84 out of 103 pupils scooting in on the day to enjoy bread and rolls provided by Graham Wade of the Rothbury Bakery Shop, juice, spreads, cereals and croissants provided by Kevin Burdis of the Co-op and post-challenge cakes and goodies provided by Jackie Sewell of Tomlinsons Cafe.

Sam Laing, from Sustrans, said: “We hosted an assembly after the Bikers’ Breakfast to promote the Big Pedal event which the school is taking part in over the next three weeks. This was warmly received by both staff and pupils with the roar from the pupils being heard throughout the valley.

“The rest of the morning was spent holding stabiliser-free sessions for the Reception and Year 1 pupils which resulted in 70 per cent of pupils taking part riding their bikes for the first time without stabilisers. The afternoon sessions focused on the older year groups, teaching them bike handling skills through interactive, fun games.

“The day as a whole was a massive success.”