Rising Stars of Cycling!

Pupils were given the exciting opportunity to experience a mini BMX track, organised by British Cycling in celebration of the stage one finish in Banbury of the Women’s Tour cycle race.

Pupils try the BMX track

Children from Year 4 to Year 6 took part in a range of activities and races, displaying great determination and talent. The children loved the whole experience and have been inspired by it. It was really positive that it was women’s elite sport too. It prompted some of our year six girls to speak about what great role models the cyclists were and the subject of equality during a discussion session later that week.

Pupils try the BMX track

Pupils try the BMX track

Mr Pearson was so impressed by the enthusiasm of the children, the school is now working with the Banbury Star Cycling Club. Several pupils have signed up to the Rising Stars programme run by the club, which is aimed at developing a passion for cycling amongst children aged between 7 and 16.

The children loved the whole experience and have been inspired by it, from wanting to be a professional cyclist to becoming a motorcycle policeman. It was a great event and has had a positive impact not just on the school but the whole community.

Read about the Women’s Tour of Britain and watch our video of the children cheering on the riders here.

Read the full report on the Banbury Guardian website.

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