PUPILS put the wheels in motion for a celebration when a cycle path near their school was reopened after completion a repair scheme.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held after Sustrans, a national charity that helps create better walking and cycling links, repaired a large section of cycle path on the outskirts of Wingate which had been damaged by flooding last year.
But it is now back in use thanks to £120,000 of resurfacing, funded by the Department for Transport’s Links to Communities scheme, which is managed by Sustrans.
Simon Wood, from Sustrans led the youngsters on a mile-long bike ride along the path, which was followed by a picnic and ribbon-cutting.
Class teacher Emma Downing accompanied 10 Year 5 children, who have just completed their Bikeability training, on the ride with Simon.
She said: “This was money well-spent. The children love it and said they couldn’t wait to come to school via the path.”
The route is part of the National Cycle Network, spanning across the country.