Melton Primary School in Suffolk have announced the launch an exciting new cycling project called Bike for Life, in part inspired by their excitement at having seen the Aviva Women’s Tour at first hand.

The children of Melton Primary school were so inspired by the Aviva Woman’s Tour which raced past the school in the summer of 2015, that Headteacher Mr Girling and the Friends of Melton School (FOMS) were keen to help them get involved with the sport. Funding of £9,599.90 has been secured for the school to develop this project for all the children of the school to enjoy, which was launched on Friday as a part of Sport Relief.

The Bike for Life project will allow all the children at the school to use a brand new bike and scooter shed, take part in cycling training, a cycling after school club, the chance to scoot/cycle at lunchtimes on a track at the school as well as learning more about the sport and hear from people in the local community who are also involved with the sport.

The launch event on Friday 18 March coincided with Sport Relief and saw all of the children at the school taking part in cycling or scooting activities. A group of children were also on hand to cut the ribbon on the new bike/scooter shed along with funders, local businesses and volunteers who have all supported  Bike for Life and bring this project to fruition.

Mark Girling, Head Teacher at Melton Primary School stated, “This is a really exciting project for all the children at Melton Primary School. Cycling is a fantastic skill for life as well as being wonderful for keeping healthy. We thank all of the funders for supporting our school with this new project, and look forward to seeing more children coming to school on their bikes and scooters now that we have such wonderful new facilities and exciting activities planned by our teachers.”