Monday, 27 January 2014

Blinging your bikes in Bishop Auckland

In an event not too dissimilar to this one, Darlington and Durham County Council's "Local Motion" campaign is encouraging kids from Bishop Auckland's St Anne's CE Primary School to decorate their bikes with the things that they hold dear.

In addition to this, Durham constabulary will be on hand to security mark bikes as part of "Operation Spoke". This is a great initiative that I have written about before and a superb opportunity for kids to enjoy their bikes and be in with a chance to win a prize!



See the full press release below, or click here.

"Primary school pupils are getting the chance to show their love for their bikes and scooters at an early Valentine’s Day event to boost active travel. Some 50 youngsters from St Anne’s CE Primary School. Bishop Auckland, have been asked to “bling”  them with all the things they love for the themed day on Monday January 27. It is all part of the Local Motion campaign to encourage children to walk, ride or scoot to school and make them aware of the health and environmental benefits from an early age. Police will also be on-hand to security mark the bikes as part of Durham Constabulary’s Operation Spoke to clamp down on theft. All those taking part in the event will get the chance to win a prize bike. Cllr Neil Foster, Cabinet member for economic regeneration, said: “This is another fun event to get across the importance of healthy living and also keeping your bikes secure. I am sure it will be a great day. The pupils will be arriving at school in their specially decorated bikes and scooters from 8.30am onwards."

via Durham County Council Press Releases

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