12 Jul 2016   ·   Cycling News

Russet House Special School Win Big!

Russet House Special School in Enfield are the regional and national winners of the Big Pedal Challenge 2016. This is the second year they have won this inter-school cycling and scootering challenge, which is the UK’s largest.  On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scootering to school. Russet House Special School is for young people with autism, 112 pupils were up against over half a million pupils (including mainstream schools). 

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “I offer my sincere congratulations to Russet House Special School for its Big Pedal Award.

Russet House Special School also run a popular weekly Bike Club for the children. It is a fun way for them to develop balance, confidence, road awareness, pavement safety and it also helps them to develop social skills.  The school is now raising funds to improve storage for the bikes in the playground.  If you would like to make a donation please visit the school website; www.russethouse.enfield.sch.uk.

The Big Pedal supports Enfield Council’s ‘Cycle Enfield’ scheme which will see £42m of external investment come into the borough. It will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform our high streets and town centres, promote more active forms of travel, and create safe and secure cycle lanes, thereby facilitating a better Enfield for our residents, businesses and for those visiting.