Bushfield, Giles Brook and Caroline Haslett through to Bikeability Olympics final

35 pupils from five MK primary schools tested their cycling skills in the second heat of MK Bikeability Olympics 2023. The event was held at Middleton Hall, thanks to thecentre:mk management, attracting parents and passing shoppers to enjoy the spectacle.

Pupils competed over five contests, including an obstacle course, slow race, relay race and a road ride in Central Milton Keynes.

After a close contest, pupils from Slated Row and The Premier Academy were edged out by pupils from Bushfield, Giles Brook and Caroline Haslett schools, who now proceed to meet Barleyhurst and Two Mile Ash schools in the final on Friday 7th July. The final heat will take place at Sports Central on Friday 30th June, for which registration is still open – click link to sign up here.

Presenting the awards, Matthew John, Development Director for MyMiltonKeynes, said: “It’s important to us all – businesses and individual citizens alike – that more people cycle, starting with our youngest citizens!”

The contests

The contestants

The scores (full details here)

– Schools

  • Bushfield 1, 42 points
  • Giles Brook, 37 points
  • Caroline Haslett, 31 points
  • The Premier Academy, 20 points
  • Slated Row, 18 points
  • Bushfield 2, 14 points

– Individuals

  • Jenitha Johnson, The Premier Academy 12
  • Oliver Stokes, Caroline Haslett 11
  • Macey Paul, Giles Brook 11
  • Markus, Bushfield 10
  • Ted, Bushfield 10

Thanks to thecentre:mk for hosting and Ringway Infrastructure Services for providing the bollards.

And thanks to Trek Bikes for sponsoring Bikeability Olympics 2023.

Photos by Jane Russell Photography.

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