Video: Cycling tour returns with competition in schools

As the elite riders complete the first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire youngsters took part in their own race before the big event comes to Calderdale on Sunday.

The Tour de East Calderdale Learning Community included students, teachers and parents from 21 schools in the East Calderdale Learning Community, cycled around each of the schools, took part in activities and learn about healthy lifestyles.

Olympic cyclist Phil Bateman runs a bike racing competition at St Chad's School, Hove Edge.

Olympic cyclist Phil Bateman runs a bike racing competition at St Chad's School, Hove Edge.

Nearly £7,000 has been awarded to voluntary groups to help them stage an unforgettable array of events to celebrate the Tour coming to Calderdale.

St Chad’s CE Primary School in Hove Edge was one of the successful applicants and was awarded £1,640.

Pupils from schools in the East Calderdale Learning Community came together to battle it out in track races, circuit races and through obstacles to try and win ECLC Tour de Yorkshire medals.

This year’s competition involved pupils from St Michael and All Angels Primary, the William Henry Smith School, St. Andrew’s Infants, Salterlee Academy Trust, Field Lane Primary, St John’s Primary, Cliffe Hill Community Primary, Carr Green Primary, St Chad’s Primary and Longroyde Junior School. Pupils competed in 50m sprint, 60m pursuit and 70m individual time trial competitions.