Pupils saddle up and win Barnet cycling contest

Pupils saddle up and win cycling contest

Pupils saddle up and win cycling contest

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Pupils saddled up to win a competition aimed at getting them excited about cycling.

Trent Church of England Primary School, in Church Way, Barnet, was crowned the winner of charity Sustrans school’s cycling challenge.

Children joined thousands of others taking part in the UK’s largest cycling and scooting competition the Big Pedal.

Schools get more points for the more pupils who make their journey by bike or scooter.

The school rose to the top of the leader board in Barnet, in the first year that schools in the borough took part against 1,300 schools.

Competition among the seven schools in the borough resulted in 3,856 journeys made by bike or scooter over the two-week period.

As its prize, for its 693 journeys, the school won a new scooter pod for their school.

Deputy headteacher Chrissy Vassilou said: “We are delighted that so many children at Trent cycled or scooted to school during the Big Pedal and that they all evidently had so much fun doing so.”

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