Bike mad pupils set for off

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There’s more than one bike race coming to Calderdale this week, as St John’s Primary Academy in Brighouse gets ready for the ‘Tour de Clifton’.

The Tour de France peloton will be cycling through Calderdale on Sunday July 6, but children from St John’s CE Academy, Clifton will be taking part in their own peloton for their special event.

The road next to the academy will be closed for part of the afternoon, so pupils can cycle together in a peloton.

Head teacher Helen Lever, said: “This should be a very exciting event; the whole aim of the afternoon is for all the children to have the opportunity to take part in their own road race and cycle in a peloton through their village.

“It doesn’t matter whether they have stabilisers, balance bikes or scooters – as long as they enjoy themselves.”

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