“Bikers’ Breakfasts” to get children cycling to school

Ben Tweedie of Sustrans (left) with pupils at Usworth Colliery Primary School, Manor Road, Washington who cycled to school then ate a healthy breakfast on wednesday morning.. Also pictured are head teacher Carole Colling, Stacy Nicholson Be Healthy Manager, Lisa Pegman sustainable schools co-ordinator and Maureen Wallwork of Asda Washington Galleries.
Ben Tweedie of Sustrans (left) with pupils at Usworth Colliery Primary School, Manor Road, Washington who cycled to school then ate a healthy breakfast on wednesday morning.. Also pictured are head teacher Carole Colling, Stacy Nicholson Be Healthy Manager, Lisa Pegman sustainable schools co-ordinator and Maureen Wallwork of Asda Washington Galleries.
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HUNGRY children tucked into a “wheely” good breakfast after an energetic journey to school.

Children and staff at Usworth Colliery Primary School in Washington got the day off to a healthy start by cycling into school, then enjoyed a free, healthy breakfast.

The Bikers’ Breakfast was organised by charity Sustrans, which is working with schools, to encourage children to cycle.

Asda in Washington laid on cereals, fruit, yoghurts, toast and juice for the hungry riders.

Ben Tweedie, from the charity, said: “It’s great to see so many children cycling into school on a regular basis, helping them to stay healthy and active as well as leading a more independent life.”

Carole Colling, headteacher, added: “We had at least 60 children there and the parents had their bikes as well.

“We had great fun and the children are very excited about the prospects of bringing their bikes to school.”

The perimeter fence around the school has been secured, so children can leave their bikes safely.

Mrs Colling added: “The health benefits are huge and we love to do anything that promotes health and involves families.”