East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Road Safety Team joined with Tesco’s Beverley store to deliver a series of fun and healthy ‘bike breakfasts’ to primary schools across the Beverley area.
Held during June and July to coincide with the forthcoming Tour de France and Cycle 4 Life Challenge, the events gave pupils the chance to make their own fruit smoothies by pedalling on a specially designed bike and also to start the day with a healthy fruit salad pot. Joining in the fun were Keldmarsh, St Nicholas, Woodmansey, St John’s, Walkington, Molescroft, Leconfield and Beverley Minster Primary Schools.
Dave Ryley, Tesco’s community champion said;
“We are delighted to sponsor the bike breakfasts as they encourage both healthy eating and an active lifestyle for school children. The response at all the schools has been fantastic.”
Steve Wigley, ERYC’s Assistant Road Safety Officer added;
“This is a key initiative we deliver at schools each year. Not only does it help support the work we carry out as part of the National Modeshift accreditation and the Cycle Friendly School Award, but these breakfasts help reinforce why being active and eating healthy are so important through life. We continually work with Public Health in supporting the Change 4 Life message and encourage pupils to cycle more.”
Molescroft Primary School’s Head Teacher, Michael Loncaster, who hosted the bike breakfast held on 2nd July, said;
“It was really innovative seeing pedal power being transferred through an ingeniously attached food processor to make a healthy drink. It certainly ticked a few curriculum boxes!”