Free smoothies on the biketrain – Fri 21st May

On Friday pupils and cyclists enjoyed free smoothies at St Oswald’ School, promoting the Biketrain; an initiative to encourage commuting by bike. The smoothies were whizzed up by volunteers using SLACC’s new bicycle powered smoothie maker, sponsored by Lush. Zero electricity was used to produce fresh fruit smoothies, a healthy start to the day. Bananas and strawberries were the favourite recipe!

Biketrain cyclists and pupils at Burneside School with SLACC's new bicycle powered smoothie maker

As pupils arrived at school, they were treated to a smoothie and offered free stickers and reflectors for their bikes.  “I’m delighted, we’ve never seen so many bicycles at school,” said Cath Smethurst, teacher at St Oswald’s. “The event will really encourage the kids and parents to get on their bikes”.

St Oswald's playground overflowing with bikes

Cyclists on the Biketrain also stopped in at the school for their chance for a healthy breakfast (sponsored by Croppers). Burneside is mid way along a popular route for people cycling between Kendal and Staveley.

‘Cycle for Smoothies’ is the first in a series of events being held as part of the Summer of Cycling – see www.summerofcycling.org.uk The next event is a Cycle Maintenance Drop-In on Saturday the 12th of June. Bring your bicycle to the Birdcage in Kendal town centre between the hours of 11am and 4pm and volunteers will give it a free safety check, looking at brakes, gears and adjusting seats and handlebars while you wait. A great opportunity to get your bike ready for a summer of cycling.

For full details of the Biketrain download the leaflet: http://www.biketrain.org.uk/

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