St Mary's Primary School crowned Slough's champion of The Big Pedal

James Hockaday

James Hockaday

Fit and healthy pupils at St Mary's CE Primary School were praised for their love of cycling after being named the Slough winners of a cycling contest.

The Big Pedal, which ran between April 18 and 29, saw 1,680 schools compete to make the most journeys to school by bicycle or scooter.

St Mary's came 50th nationally, fourth in the south east and was Slough's most cycle friendly school with 68.71 per cent of students cycling or scooting to school during the contest.

The school was rewarded with a bicycle chalk trailer, which lets cyclists create chalk drawings on the ground as they pedal, and a bike fitted bubble machine.

The Big Pedal is run by transport charity Sustrans and funded by Bike Hub, a national cycling initiative.

Victoria Willis, of Sustrans, said: "St Mary's have been working so hard to promote cycling and active travel to school and absolutely deserve to have won The Big Pedal in Slough."

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