Celebrate cycling in our county

The refugee safe cycle training scheme ' some of the refugees who took part in the project earlier this year, together with representatives from East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Refugee Council, Humberside Police, Safer Roads Humber and R-evolution.
The refugee safe cycle training scheme ' some of the refugees who took part in the project earlier this year, together with representatives from East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Refugee Council, Humberside Police, Safer Roads Humber and R-evolution.

Events are being held around the East Riding to celebrate Cycle4Life Challenge Week.

Among them are a Refugee Cycle Ride Challenge, which will see people who have moved from Syria to Yorkshire to start a new life, getting on reconditioned bikes they have been given and pedalling 50 miles around the county.

On Tuesday, they set off from Cottingham and travelled to Bridlington Spa and on to the finish line at Sewerby Hall.

Pupils from New Pasture Lane School were due to represent Bridlington in the R-evolution Cup in Hull yesterday.

The team have been trained by British Cycling coaches for the last six weeks and were up against five other schools in a series of races.

Cllr John Barrett, portfolio holder for operational services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We hope all the events across the week will encourage families to get out on their bikes more and maybe some to take up cycling for the first time.”