Pupils start cycle baton journey across Yorkshire

Pupils from St Joseph's School deliver the Yorkshire Tour baton to Pickering Railway Station where it was taken to Whitby via train.
Pupils from St Joseph's School deliver the Yorkshire Tour baton to Pickering Railway Station where it was taken to Whitby via train.

Pupils in Pickering helped kick start a cycling baton relay that encourages more young people to take up cycling.

The Schools’ Yorkshire Tour began in Pickering last Tuesday (5 June) with pupils from St Joseph’s School carrying the baton to the railway station, where it was taken by steam train to Whitby. There, YH Military Trainees marched the baton through the town to Whitby Abbey before handing it to pupils from Eskdale School.

Councillor Caroline Dickinson, executive member for public health, said: “It was wonderful to see so many students taking part in an event that shows how cycling can easily become an enjoyable and healthy part of their lives.”