buxton children ‘get on their bikes’ for the new year

January 29, 2019

Pupils at Buxton Junior School are looking forward to better weather and longer days, so they can get out and about on their bikes, now they have improved their cycling skills through a Bikeability course.

The course (previously known as cycling proficiency) run at Buxton Junior School saw 36 Year 6 pupils put through their paces in cycle maintenance, safety and road skills. It was partly funded by Tarmac who operate several sites in the area, including Tunstead.

Headteacher Ros Carter said: “It is really important that children have the right skills to cycle safely and confidently, especially in this area where the traffic can be very busy. We were delighted that with Tarmac’s support we were able to offer the training to all those children who wanted it.”

Tarmac Tunstead’s General Manager for Stone and Powders, Pete Butterworth added: “The importance of getting exercise and being outdoors is often in the news and cycling is a great way to do both. We were pleased to be able to ensure that these Buxton school children received this important training – it will help them be more aware of how to keep safe and enjoy cycling.”


Picture caption: Year 6 pupils from Buxton Junior School enjoy improving their bike skills with Bikeability teacher (back centre) Bethan Kent.