Pupils to try out pedal power

Pupils urged to 'Get Cycling'
Pupils urged to 'Get Cycling'

Schools across Arbroath are destined to get on their bikes next week when an initiative being run by Angus Cycle Hub and Angus Active Schools kicks into high gear.

Around 2000 young people in primary schools around the Arbroath area will get the opportunity to try various cycling activities and equipment ranging from Penny Farthings and dual control bikes to recumbents in a project which has been funded by Lottery Funding “Awards for All”.

Scott Francis from Angus Cycle Hub commented: “The hope is that by introducing young people to cycling at a young age it will be something that they continue to do into adult life and they can benefit from the obvious health, social and environmental benefits of cycling”.

In addition to having lots of fun on bikes Angus Cycle Hub is hoping to get around 300 young people through Bikeability Level 1 training which is part of the modern day Cycling Proficiency test.

The programme of activity is being jointly run with Get Cycling Ltd. Of York who will be supplying a vast arrange of pedal powered equipment for young people to try and will commence on Monday, May 23, and visit Warddykes, Hayshead, Friockheim, Ladyloan and Muirfield Primary Schools with young people from other outlying schools attending the events via bus.