Warwickshire pupils hope to set new record ahead of the Aviva Women’s Tour.
Largest human image of a bicycle.
1017 people participated in the attempt on Wednesday 8th June at Warwick Castle, including
- 524 pupils from Coten End Primary,
- 187 from Westgate Primary,
- 100 from Briar Hill Infant School,
- 100 Newburgh Primary,
- teachers, and
The time keepers for the event were from Leamington Cycling & Athletics Club.
This fun attempt, organized by Warwickshire County Council, is set to smash the current “Largest Human Image of a Bicycle” record of 794 people set in Cumbria by the Silloth-on-Solway community during the Tour of Britain in September last year.
We will be able to announce if we have officially broken the World Record on Race Day, Thursday 16th June.
Part of the bigger picture.
This event is part of Warwickshire County Council’s efforts to engage and excite the next generation of cyclists and athletes in the run up to the Aviva Women’s tour stage two in Warwickshire on Thursday 16th June 2016.
The council hopes these events will inspire Warwickshire’s children to develop healthy lifestyles as they grow and see cycling as an alternative way to travel, as well as a leisure activity. There is also an emphasis on developing their cycle skills and road safety awareness.
Warwickshire County Council has also been engaging with schools in the Aviva Women’s tour directly by allowing children in Warwickshire to design the starters flag and the stage trophy.
The winners will be announced over the coming weeks with details of race day events.
Councillor Izzi Seccombe, leader of Warwickshire County Council, said: “It’s great to see so many young children excited for an event so closely tied to Warwickshire hosting of the Aviva Women’s Tour Stage 2.
“Hopefully it inspires them to take up cycling as a hobby or sport. We may already have a future champion stood in the middle of this lawn right now!”