As part of an on-going partnership with the E.R.Y.C. Get Active East Riding programme Headlands School have recently received a large grant to purchase and erect a brand new bike shelter for use by staff, students and visitors.
This new bike shelter has been strategically placed near the rear entrance to the School which now means that students have a safe place to leave their bicycles during the day without the need to take their bike through the school
This partnership has already seen Headlands host a Bike Library Day in which cycling charity Re-volution loan out free bicycles to students. In addition to this free cycling helmets and information was given out on the day and many students utilised the free bike service facility. Furthermore Re-volution were extremely thankful for the donation of no longer used bicycles.
Dave Fairlamb from Headlands said: “Students who cycled to School were given a free pair of lights for their bike as part of the ‘be bright, be seen’ campaign. We will also be handing out free ‘D locks’ for bikes on 7th February for all students who cycle in on that day.”
Added Dave; “Moving forwards we have a newly-formed, eager, team of cycling ambassadors in School and we will be giving all year 7,8 and 9 students the opportunity to be part of the Tour-de-Yorkshire as it leaves Bridlington in May by riding in front of the main peloton. In addition to this we will be forming a cycling team to build their own bikes which they will then compete on. Students also have the opportunity to be involved in the cycling proficiency test and maintenance courses.”