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MP: 'Beetham school is a big pedal winner'

March 20, 2014 10:50 AM

TF KendalLocal MP Tim Farron has today congratulated Beetham Primary School who have won the title of Overall England Winner in the Small Primary category of a national competition.

Beetham CE Primary School, took part in the Big Pedal in the category 'schools under 150 pupils' and had amazing success, making a total of 525 journeys by bike or scooter.

The national event, which is sponsored by SUSTRANS, encourages families to travel to school by bike or scooter. Each journey earns points which were entered into a website database on a daily basis by Year 5 & 6 pupils. The school had whole families travelling to school by bike, with adults scooting and younger brothers and sisters coming on all sorts of push-a-longs and balance bikes.

The school came 3rd in the UK ,1st in England, 1st in the North West and 1st in Cumbria out of 188 schools in their category.

Tim said: "This is fantastic news and I want to pay tribute to the pupil, staff and parents at Beetham School for this fantastic achievement. The Big Pedal is a great way to get more pupils cycling to and from school. Coming 1st in Cumbria and 3rd nationwide is a brilliant achievement!"