Belfast Telegraph

Pupils pedal their way to cycling prize

By Angela Rainey

A small rural Armagh school has come first in Northern Ireland and pedalled its way to an impressive second place in the whole of the UK in this year's Big Pedal - the biggest annual inter-school cycling and scooting competition run by environmental charity Sustrans.

Pupils from Killylea Primary School pedalled and scooted their hearts out to win the five-day challenge. They also achieved an incredible 98% of pupils cycling and scooting to school during the competition.

A record number of schools from across the province took part in the competition, with four local schools wheeling their way into the Top 20 across the UK. 

Pupils, staff and teachers at 114 schools here cycled more than 127,000 miles, equivalent to an incredible five trips around the world. This saved almost 80,000 car journeys and over two-and-a-half million balloons of C02 emissions.

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