Once again Bosvigo School is taking part in The Big Pedal, which begins tomorrow and runs until Wednesday 20th March.
The Big Pedal is a giant inter-school cycling and scooting competition spanning 15 school days. It works a bit like the Tour de France – each day of the race there is a new stage following a different cycle route around the UK. Schools encourage pupils, parents and staff to cycle or scoot to school and the more that do, the faster the school completes the stage. The competition is weighted to the size of school, so everyone has a fair chance to win. Last year more than 310,000 children took part, including over 180 children from Bosvigo! Children can take part in The Big Pedal every day or they can just enter one or two stages if they wish. For more information please visit www.bigpedal.org.uk or ask Mr Wallis.
We have organised a special event to add some extra excitement to The Big Pedal this year. On Friday 15 March we will be running a Cyclocross race on the Donkey Field from 3:30pm until 4:00pm. This will involve children completing laps of a coned grass circuit as quickly as possible. There will be three races – a Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 race, a Lower Key Stage 2 race and an Upper Key Stage 2 race. Further details will follow at the end of next week.
Good luck to all the children taking part in The Big Pedal. Please remember that whilst this is a competition, the most important thing about cycling to school is to get there safely and to show consideration for all other road and pavement users.
Happy biking and scooting!