5th May 2016
We helped a North Yorkshire primary school to gear up for the Tour de Yorkshire with a day of cycling fun and educational activities.
‘Le Tour’ passed through Sherburn-in-Elmet on route from Otley to Doncaster, close to Athelstan Community Primary School and our Saxon Gardens development.
To celebrate, we funded ‘Bikeability’ workshops at the school, which included a bike obstacle course, cycling games, race training and a bike fix challenge. Around 125 pupils took part in the sessions, delivered by cycle training company CycleLeeds.
The school also planned a complementary range of lessons to incorporate various subjects including maths, geography, science and art – but all with a cycling related or Tour de Yorkshire theme.
James Tucker of Athelstan Primary, said: “We are very grateful for Redrow’s generosity and enthusiasm to organise the cycle event taking place at Athelstan. The Tour de Yorkshire passing through Sherburn-in-Elmet is an exciting event, and thanks to Redrow we are able to mark the occasion in an equally exciting way. Children throughout Key Stage Two had the opportunity to take part in fun and enriching cycling activities, ranging from obstacle courses to bike maintenance challenges, all designed to increase their skills and confidence on a bike.”
Rebecca Cliff, for Redrow, said: “When we realised that the Tour de Yorkshire would be coming right past our development we thought it would be great to offer to fund an activities day that would get all the pupils behind LeTour. We certainly had fun and we hope they did too!”