School children participate in Go-Ride cycle races at Westfield Primary School

Around 30 school children took part in two fun cycle races held at a free event organised by Somer Valley Cycle Club (SVCC) at Westfield Primary School.

Children were offered bike checks, cycle coaching and the chance to race at the British Cycling registered Go-Ride event, aimed at giving children (Years 4 to 6) an idea about what is involved with cycle racing.

During the three-hour session, children from primary schools across the area – including Trinity Church School, Kilmersdon, Longvernal, St John’s, St Nicholas’, St Benedict’s and Westfield – tested their bike handling skills on a technical race course followed by their speed on a circuit race in the school field.

Certificates were awarded to all participants, and medals received by the race winners.

The event was led by cycling professional and Level 2 cycling coach Eugene Kertzman with the support of SVCC members.

Eugene Kertzman of SVCC comments: “We’d like to thank all the children who took part in the races for helping to make the event such a success. Thanks also to the parents and, of course, Westfield Primary School for providing a venue and being so supportive.

“It was fantastic to see such a good turnout and share our passion for cycling with a group of enthusiastic youngsters.”

SVCC is certified by British Cycling as a Go-Ride Club able to run Go-Ride events, which means the club is recognised as welcoming all riders, with the resources and commitment to help children get into cycling and support their development as riders.

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