Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Early Years Event at Herne Hill Velodrome

On Wednesday 21 June the iconic Herne Hill Velodrome hosted, on behalf of Dulwich & Herne Hill Safe Routes to School, an Early Years Sustainable Travel Event with support from Southwark Council.

The event aimed to promote and encourage road safety and sustainable travel to Early Years’ families (under 5s). Eight schools and nurseries from the local area: Bessemer Grange Primary School, DUCKS, Dulwich Prep London, Dulwich Village C of E Infants’ School, Dulwich Wood Primary School, Herne Hill School, JAPS and Nelly’s Nursery, took part and their pupils had the opportunity to have balance bike, bike skills and pedestrian training.

There were lots of other fun activities taking place; families brought their bikes for a safety check by Dr Bike, drank smoothies blended by the ‘smoothie bike’, made badges and coloured in travel related arts and crafts, as well as enjoying a performer who walked around entertaining the children.

Parents who owned cargo bikes and tag along bikes were invited to display them for other families to trial as well as being able to enjoy the newly opened cafe!

This community event was organised by Dulwich & Herne Hill Safe Routes to School to promote active travel and to enable children to get to and from school safely.

We work to make our neighbourhood healthier, safer and more pleasant for everyone.