PUPILS at Cuddington Primary have got on their bikes to try out the school’s new bike track.

This was part of a dedicated afternoon of cycling activities ahead of the track’s grand unveiling.

The building of the bike track is a culmination of hard work which started when Mrs Larbey, the school’s Early Years and PE Lead, attended training sessions led by the HSBC Ready Set Ride programme.

This is dedicated to teaching children the skills to keep safe while riding a bike, which has well known health benefits including balance and coordination.

These skills can be transferred into the classroom by helping with concentration levels.

The school also used some of the PE budget to purchase 28 bikes for pupils to use in lessons.

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Speaking about the opening of the track, a school spokesperson said: “Having the bikes has made a huge difference to our children’s balance, coordination and self-esteem.

“Not only do they have fun on the bikes, but it also helps the children to get the recommended daily amount of exercise they need to stay fit and healthy.

“I would like to thank Mr Bryan, the school’s Site Manager, who has worked incredibly hard in building the track for the children to use.”

The event was attended by representatives from British Cycling, the Vale Royal Schools partnership and Ready Set Ride alongside the pupils and their parents.