Cycle loving primary school wins top bike award

12th June 2018

pupils at a primary school in Southport have been celebrating after winning the UK’s largest cycling and scooting competition for schools.

Kew Woods Primary School won the large primary school category in Sustrans’ Big Pedal, with more than 76% of their pupils cycling or scooting their journey during a one day challenge for the event.

More than half a million children across the UK cycled and scooted to school during Sustrans’ Big Pedal, including 14 schools from Sefton for the event which helped prevent the release of 1179 kg of nitrogen oxide, according to Sustrans’ figures.

Beverley McNally from Kew Woods Primary School said: “The Big Pedal really promotes our sense of community, with many parents cycling to school too. The area around the school is much quieter and safer for the children with the huge reduction of cars.