Redland Green School

RGS Bristol

RGS Achieved 6th Place in the Big Pedal Competition

Thank you to all students, staff and parents/carers who cycled in to school and work for the last 3 weeks as part of the Big Pedal. We achieved 6th place in the competition, out of 120 secondary schools in the country, which is a fantastic achievement! So well done to everyone who got on their bike and got involved!

Darren McKimm, Vice Chair of Governors stated, "To finish in the top six of all secondary schools nationally in this competition is a tremendous accolade, and testament to Redland Green School's genuine commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles and environmental awareness.  Cycling is a great form of exercise, and students, parents, and staff at the school have all got involved as a result of the school's participation in the Big Pedal.  Our Head of PE, Mr Bailey, really got behind the scheme as a whole-school initiative and, I have to say, staff in particular responded extremely well!

Bristol is Britain's first Cycling City and as such we felt that Bristol schools should take an active part in the competition, and obviously we're delighted to have represented the city so well".

As part of our commitment to encouraging cycling, we run a weekly Bike Club at the school where students learn how to look after their bikes and carry out repairs. Donations of any old bikes lurking in sheds or garages would be much appreciated. Students will use their newly learned maintenance skills to repair and make them road worthy. These are then given to children or families unable to afford to buy a bike themselves. Please contact Gary Harris via the school 0117 353 3200 for further information. We are happy to collect bikes if necessary.