Safer Cycling at Teign

On Friday 1st March, Teign School held its first ‘Bike Safety and Security Marking Day’ in conjunction with visitors from the community. The event was organised by Helen Morse from ‘Sustrans’ (a UK Sustainable Transport Charity). Students from Years 7 and 8 were invited to bring their bikes to the bike shelters at the start of the school. In this session, student bikes were checked over by mechanics from ‘Green Machine’ in Kingsteignton and Sustrans, ably assisted by twelve Year 7 students! The first five students who arrived with their bikes that day had the added reward of being presented with a free bike lock (kindly donated by Sustrans).

Vanessa Pike and Todd Ballman (two local PCSOs) supported the session. They have offered to provide the security marking service on the next ‘bike day’. Future bike related activities Teign has planned include; students doing a Level 3 ‘Bikeability’ course, a bike ride led by Year 7 students for Year 6 Rydon Primary pupils and other ‘Sustrans’ led projects.

Helen Morse said of the day:  “All the students were fantastic, very enthusiastic and a great credit to the school. They were all very keen to get involved!”

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