Bling your Bike
On Friday 12th July, Councillor Gillian Summers, the Chairman of West Dorset District Council, unveiled the new cycle shelters at Bridport Primary School. West Dorset District Council provided some of the funding for the shelters which were put in place to encourage more children to cycle to school. To celebrate, the school organised a “bling your bike” day to add some more colour to proceedings.
UK charity, Sustrans, has worked with the school, pupils and parents since September 2012 to encourage children to choose two wheels for the school run. During their recent Bike to School Week, there have been 60-100 children cycling and scooting to school each day. The school chose Fayth's bike as the best blinged bike.
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Jonathan Dixon, Sustrans Bike It officer for the school comments, “These new cycle shelters are great for everyone. They provide a safe place for children and staff to leave their bikes and with more people cycling and scooting each day, the surrounding roads will be less congested too. It’s great to see them being filled up already, and I’m sure it will encourage more to try the school journey by bike in future.”
Sustrans works with 22 schools in Dorset in partnership with Dorset County Council.