Le Cateau Primary hold successful annual bike day

Le Cateau Primary School’s annual bike day has been declared a success.

The school gates were opened at 8.15am welcoming a large numbers of parents, carers and children for sausage or bacon rolls and a drink.

Raffle tickets were also on sale with the chance to win a £100 voucher for Banks Cycles in Catterick.

Children, and some parents, arrived on bikes and scooters ready for a fun-filled day of activities.

The day’s activities included a bike disco, an obstacle course, a cycle race, some bike art and a special guest visit from riders from the Extreme Mountain Bike Show.

Headteacher Ian Mottram said bike day was an important day because it allowed the children to have fun and enjoy a day of activities linked to cycling, but also brought all year groups together allowing them to integrate with children older or younger than themselves.

He added: “It was lovely to see the older children helping the younger ones who may not have been as confident.

“Blessed with a large outside area allowing us to organise these type of days. We are always grateful to our parents and carers for supporting these events and were very pleased to see all children pushing themselves.

“We are also pleased to see pupils arrive in school with their helmets on reinforcing the bike safety message we promote.

“Yet again bike day proved to be a real success, resulting in the children being physically active and challenging themselves.”