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Pupils swap parent power for pedal power to celebrate the Great British Cycling Festival

PUBLISHED: 12:27 28 June 2019 | UPDATED: 12:29 28 June 2019

Northgate High School student Callum Steadman and national aquathlon champion Tony Witmon leading Sheringham Primary pupils round the school field as part of a day of activities they led to celebrate the Great British Cycling Festival.
Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Northgate High School student Callum Steadman and national aquathlon champion Tony Witmon leading Sheringham Primary pupils round the school field as part of a day of activities they led to celebrate the Great British Cycling Festival. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

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Nearly 300 pupils at Sheringham Primary School swapped mum and dad's taxi for pedal power, when they rode their bikes and scooters to school to celebrate the Great British Cycling Festival.

Northgate High School student Callum Steadman and national aquathlon champion Tony Witmon leading Sheringham Primary pupils round the school field as part of a day of activities they led to celebrate the Great British Cycling Festival.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLNorthgate High School student Callum Steadman and national aquathlon champion Tony Witmon leading Sheringham Primary pupils round the school field as part of a day of activities they led to celebrate the Great British Cycling Festival. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

PE teacher Zoe Parish teamed up with music teacher Jon Cooper to organise a day of cycling-themed activities run with the help of Norfolk cycling coach Tony Witmond, who is a National aquathlon champion, and 15-year-old Northgate High School student and budding triathlete Callum Steadman, from Dereham.

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Miss Parish said she and Mr Cooper - a keen cyclist who two weeks ago clocked up 200 miles around the Norfolk coast to raise cash for a disabled pupil - were keen for the school to celebrate the festival, which will see hundreds of bikes pass through north Norfolk towns including Wroxham, North Walsham, Cromer, Sheringham and Wells on Sunday.

"We thought it would be a great way of getting the children moving, it's something different and we hope it will encourage them to ride their bikes and scooters to school more often," she added.

Sheringham Primary pupils riding round the school field as part of a day of activities organised to celebrate the Great British Cycling Festival.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Primary pupils riding round the school field as part of a day of activities organised to celebrate the Great British Cycling Festival. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

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