Bridlington’s own tour

Headlands School headteacher Sarah Bone. -- NBFP PA1450-9

Headlands School headteacher Sarah Bone. -- NBFP PA1450-9

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Headlands School are organising their own ‘Tour de Bridlington’ cycling event inspired by the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire.

A team of more than 40 participants including staff, parents, governors and local business members are to get on the saddle and ride a 10 mile lap of the Bridlington area.

The route will start at Headlands School at 9.30am on Saturday 2 May and the riders will go through Flamborough, Bempton and Buckton.

Headlands headteacher Sarah Bone said: “It is going to be a fantastic day bringing together people from across Bridlington and Headlands School.

“The Tour de Yorkshire has raised both the profile of Bridlington nationally as a fantastic place to visit, live and work but also promotes cycling as a healthy lifestyle choice that is relatively cheap to participate in and anyone can have a go.”

The school hopes to raise at least £2,000 to share across Bridlington Skate Park, Bridlington Gymnastics, Bridlington Youth Club and Bridlington Swimming Club.

Mrs Bone said: “Through discussion with governors, staff and the student council, it was felt the clubs chosen crossed a broad section across the town. I would ask local clubs and charities to get in touch so that we can create future opportunities to raise money together for the young people of Bridlington.”

Lloyd Dowson have donated £500 for the event and Vanessa Rowbottom from the company will be opening the event while the school have obtained an official jersey from the Tour to raffle off.

The school are also hosting a ‘cycleathon’ on Friday 1 May in school where staff and students are aiming to keep a static bike going constantly for 100 miles.

For more information and a sponsorship form, go to www.headlandsschool.co.uk.