YOUNGSTERS from Scarborough got off the beaten track to boost their cycling skills and learn about the environment.
The Year Six pupils from Lindhead School took part in a cycle ride to Hayburn Wyke via Cloughton to explore woodland and creepy crawlies on the way.
The ride was organised by teacher Marie Parkins and teaching assistant Angie Henderson after the pupils undertook lessons from Rob Brown at Bikeability.
Mrs Henderson said: “We cycled from Cloughton Tea Rooms along the old railway line to the Hayburn Wyke Inn where refreshments were most welcome on what was a rare sunny day.
“The pupils enjoyed an off-road cycle challenge - up and down a hilly field and explored the woodland - and found lots of minibeasts and surveyed trees before gearing up for the cycle ride back to school.
“It was a fantastic day and we hope to arrange more rides in the future.
“We could not have done it without the help of Rob Brown, Pete Blood and Terry Lynch from Bikeability who provided bikes for any pupils unable to bring their own bike and gave such friendly instruction throughout the day.”