School tries out new cyclepath

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Children and staff from Bramingham Primary School got on their bikes to celebrate the newly-opened cyclepath on Quantock Rise.

The school, with help from national Charity Sustrans and Luton Borough Council’s road safety department, encourages children to cycle, scoot or walk.

To celebrate the new cyclepath, 10 children took part in a lunchtime ride to Warden Hill Junior School. There they ate lunch with the school’s young Bike Buddies, took part in some fun cycling games and tried out some recumbent three-wheeler bikes before returning to Bramingham.

Bramingham head Sharon Flowers said: “Cycling is good for our children’s fitness as well as being a life skill and fun. It was great to meet the Bike Buddies at Warden Hill Juniors and see what they do to promote cycling. Our children loved it.”

Sustrans’ Bike It Officer for Luton, Richard Noon, hopes that the new cycle path will attract more school cyclists as well as adults and families in the area who now have direct access to the Town’s cycle routes.