On Friday 7th July, 36 Year 5-6 pupils from 9 primary schools competed in the final of Bikeability Olympics 2023 at Sports Central in Central Milton Keynes. This followed heats in March, May and June.
Events included an obstacle course (pictured above), relay race, slow race, bike detectives (organised by Cycle Saviours) and road ride. Each event tested different cycling skills taught to 2,000 pupils in Bikeability training sessions run by MK City Council over the past school year.
In a close contest, Bushfield School took team Gold (pictured above), with Giles Brook running second to take Silver (pictured below left) and Two Mile Ash taking Bronze (pictured below right).
Presenting the awards, Emily Cherry, CEO of Bikeability Trust UK, commended the pupils’ skills and attitude. She thanked the organisers and instructors for creating Bikeability Olympics. “It’s the only one of its kind in the country,” she said. “You should all be proud of what you’ve achieved.”
MK Mayor Cllr Mick Legg (pictured left below), told the children, teachers and parents: “Our Council is proud of what you’ve done. We want more children to cycle to school.”
The winners (full results here):
- Bike Detectives
- Gold: Thusani Suseelan, Water Hall School
- Silver: Patrik Konya, New Bradwell School
- Bronze: Ivy Thota, Loughton School
- Obstacle Course
- Gold: Rae Langston, Giles Brook School
- Silver: Jake, Bushfield School
- Bronze: Sophie Christie, Barleyhurst School
- Relay Race
- Gold: Ted, Bushfield School
- Silver: Thomas Jolly, Giles Brook School
- Bronze: Dylan G, Two Miles Ash School
- Slow Race
- Gold: Ito P, Two Mile Ash School
- Silver: George Jackson, Giles Brook School
- Bronze: Ted, Bushfield School
- Road Ride
- Gold: Edie, Bushfield School
- Silver: Ara S, Two Mile Ash School
- Bronze: Natalia Hearn-Kasimi, Loughton School
- Overall school winners
- Gold: Bushfield School
- Silver: Giles Brook School
- Bronze: Two Mile Ash School
Thanks to all teachers and parents who enabled their children to participate in Bikeability Olympics 2022-23.
Photos by Erin and Zdenka Mgbolu
Engraved trophies were presented to each of the winning schools by Deputy-Mayor Marie Bradburn at the CMK Carnival Cycle Ride on 13th July.
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with thanks too for support from Martin Swift of Cycle Saviours and Chris Barltrop of Avanti Cycling.