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New schCOOL Bike Shed

Mayor at Bike ShedCycle mad children at Robert Bruce Middle School in Kempston have been busy designing a piece of art to revamp their school cycle shelter, to encourage more of their friends to pedal the school run. The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, will be at the school on Thursday 11th February, from 1.20 – 1.50pm, to unveil its new look.

The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “As a council, we are committed to creating a clean and green borough. Our 10:10 campaign commits us to work towards reducing our carbon footprint by 10% in 2010. If more students cycled to school it may also encourage their parents and friends to follow their lead.”

Sustainable transport charity, Sustrans, commissioned Bedfordshire art student, Oliver Durcan, to paint the design based on the Robert Bruce Middle Schools’ student’s designs of imaginary creatures.

Richard Noon, the school’s Sustrans Bike It Officer adds: “The children at this school are really dedicated to cycling. They’ve had great fun designing the art work and will now have a safe and attractive place to store their bikes. We’re all very excited to see the completed piece of work.”

Bedford Borough Council has worked in partnership with Sustrans for the past two and half years, since that time the school has seen cycling levels double.

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