On Wednesday 15 June Tim Matthews from Birkenhead North End Cycle Club did an assembly for 65 cyclists, mainly in Years 7 and 8. Tim is a cycling coach and successfully competes in local and regional competitions. He talked to pupils about the Go-Ride Races and Skills to be held in Birkenhead Park on Sunday 17th July and encouraged everyone to enter. As well as watching some short videos about different types of cycling pupils were shown Tim’s competition road bike and were told success stories of young people who started cycling to and from school and are now competing at an international level.
At the end of the assembly Catherine Brownlow, Wirral School Travel Plan Adviser said how impressed she was with the large numbers of pupils who cycle to and from Woodchurch High School.