St Mary’s Primary School Road Safety Champion Wendy Copley says the pupils at the great time being involved with the School’s Yorkshire Tour Baton Relay.
The baton arrived with the school on the Thursday where it stayed until it set off the following Friday morning on the next leg of its route.
Carefully selected pupils and a staff member joined other riders to transport the baton to Cherry Burton where it continued its journey around the county.
Speaking to HU17.net Wendy said;
“As a school we feel really privileged to be involved in this cycling event for school children. Our school team of four Year 6 riders have been excitedly looking forward to taking part with their teacher Mr Evans.
“The Tour de Yorkshire has left us with a fantastic legacy which we hope to continue to build on with our monthly road safety activities. The pupils today have been really excited and enthused by the commitment and fitness shown by riders from other schools as well as our own.”
“Events like this are a great visual aid, encouraging children to keep fit and enjoy cycling.”
“Thank you to the road safety team from County Hall in Beverley and Viking FM for organising and reporting on, this super event. We hope there will be lots more in the future to inspire our young people.”
Pupils at the school had an equally good time, one said their school does ‘all the cool things’ while another said it made them feel really excited when the horn sounded and everybody cheered really loud.
School’s Yorkshire Tour Baton Relay has been created to help try and build interest in the Tour de Yorkshire with young people.
St Mary’s School did Beverley proud, as the entire school turned out onto the field with many pupils holding banners and bikes they had decorated themselves.