‘Bike Breakfast’ celebrates launch of Gonerby Hill Foot school’s bike shelter

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Gonerby Hill Foot Primary School has a new cycle shelter thanks to funding from the Sustrans Bike IT scheme.

The scheme, which is supported by Lincolnshire County Council, works in schools across the county to encourage safe and regular cycle journeys.

To celebrate the opening of the shelter staff and pupils attended a Bike Breakfast yesterday (Monday), along with Councillor Richard Davies, county councillor for Grantham and a school governor, who also preformed a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Coun Davies, executive member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Many of the staff at Gonerby Hill Foot Primary School, as well as the pupils, have embraced the project wholeheartedly and on recent event days bikes and scooters belonging to almost a hundred of the school’s 320 pupils can be found in the playground.”

Later this week, the school will be trialling the ‘Cycle Snake’, a scheme which encourages parents to drop off their children in a nearby retail park where they’ll be escorted to school by a group of trained adult supervisors.

Other events happening in Grantham this week include schools taking part in a Big Bike Race, a virtual bike race to the moon and back, with the winner receiving cycle or scooter storage for their school.

Sustrans Bike IT Officer, Jon Moody, is in schools all week providing motivation and prizes for school children taking part.