School plans Tour de Keighley for pupils’ end-of-term

Holy Family School students prepare for their Tour de Keighley bike challenge

Holy Family School students prepare for their Tour de Keighley bike challenge

First published in News

Members of staff at a Keighley school plan to honour the Grand Depart by staging a “Tour de Keighley”.

Katie Wynn and Steve Gott, two cycling enthusiasts who work at Holy Family Catholic School, intend to hold the event for pupils this summer.

Katie said: “Arrangements are still a bit sketchy as we’re gauging the response, but we may run three separate gold, silver and bronze courses for the different skill levels.

“Initially we just created a course on the map – from Long Lee, down into Ingrow, across Bracken Bank, into Oakworth then Laycock, Braithwaite and home to a finish at Cliffe Castle.

“But because of the interest from novice cyclists we’re also looking at a couple of easier courses. We are surveying off-road routes, mainly along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.”

The mini Tour will take place during the school’s activities week, which is held each year at the end of exams in the summer term.

Damian Moore, pastoral deputy head at the school, said: “It is a really stimulating week that takes the post-exam doldrums by the scruff of the neck. Students are keyed up and receptive to the various activities we can offer, and the week just flies by.”

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