In celebration of the Tour de France visiting the UK, Nottingham Clarion Cycling Club joined forces with Abbey Road Primary School to host a Go-Ride Tour event. Racing was fast and furious with children aged four to 11 competing individually in age-group races and then joining together for a relay.
Since establishing the link with Nottingham Clarion back in 2011, cycling has become a regular part of school life for the children at Abbey Road, with many children, teachers and whole families now also being members of Nottingham Clarion Cycling Club.
The school also run an after-school club and earlier this year all the Year 4 children took part in a six-week Go-Ride programme as part of their PE curriculum.
The Go-Ride programme is British Cycling’s development programme for young people, providing a fun and safe way to experience the world of cycle sport. There are 300 Go-Ride clubs across the country in communities and schools, where young people are able to sample the various cycle sport disciplines and start enjoying one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. Over 60% of the Great Britain Cycling Team started out at Go-Ride Clubs. For more information please visit britishcycling.org.uk/go-ride.