February 2017

21st February 2017

Robartes’ Bike Track Launch

Children and staff at Robartes ACE Academy took a break from their normal timetable on Friday 3rd February as part of the official launch of their bike track.

Local MP Scott Mann attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony and although torrential rain prevented scheduled outdoor activities from taking place, Sustrans officers ran indoor activities. Children designed sculptures made from bike parts and did some bike-themed art. Year 5 & 6 children all had a go at pedalling to power electrical appliances with the generator bike, whilst classroom teachers ran storytelling sessions with associated lessons based on Quentin Blake’s book Mrs. Armitage on Wheels.

There are plans to reschedule the bike and scooter skills sessions on the track when the weather improves.


Sustrans is working with schools in Bodmin to provide children with the skills and information necessary to allow them to cycle, scoot or walk to school on a regular basis.

Angie Squires from Sustrans, said:

“Walking, cycling and scooting to school is a great way for our children to get the exercise they need every day to keep healthy both physically and emotionally. Research shows it allows them to become better students in the classroom, too.”

Sustrans works in Bodmin thanks to funding from Cornwall Council; they are also working with workplaces and the local community to enable people to walk and cycle for transport, fitness and well-being. For more information please contact angie.squires@sustrans.org.uk


  • Sustrans is the charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. It’s time we all began making smarter travel choices. Make your move and support Sustrans today.www.sustrans.org.uk 
  • We want to see a safer school run. We believe that every child has the right to walk, cycle or scoot to school. To bring about this change, we need government to make dedicated funding available, commit to lower traffic speeds, and transform local walking and cycling routes. Together, we can make our streets safer. Join the campaign at www.sustrans.org.uk/safetoschool
  • Sustrans has been helping to promote safe cycling within schools since 1995 and currently has over 120 officers working with nearly 2,000 schools and colleges in the UK.


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