Leicester

Loughborough schools given cash for bike shelters

Three schools in Leicestershire have been given cash to encourage pupils to cycle to school.

St Mary's Catholic Primary, Thorpe Acre Junior and Garendon High School, all in the Loughborough area, have been given £20,000 to invest in bike shelters.

The county council and transport charity Sustrans said they hoped the extra security and shelter would make cycling more practical.

Officials added it was a greener and healthier option for everyone.

As a further initiative, final year pupils at St Mary's have taken part in an end of term bike ride to familiarise themselves with the routes to their new schools.

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