Specialist bike shop, Evans Cycles, has launched its new ‘Bike to school’ Poetry Competition to inspire the next generation of cyclists, teaming up with Sir Chris Hoy to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one lucky winning primary school.
Aimed at educating children about the wider benefits of cycling, the initiative will see primary schools across the UK create cycling-themed poems in order to win a day with the six-time Olympic champion. Commenting on the competition Sir Chris Hoy said: “Now launching my 9th Flying Fergus children’s book, and with a range of kids-specific HOY bikes, I’ve long been invested in helping to inspire the next generation of cyclists. I hope all of the kids enjoy the activities we’ve created for them and can’t wait to read their poems!”
Only one poem can be submitted per school and it can be written either by an individual pupil or be a group effort. The poems will be judged by a panel, including Sir Chris Hoy, and the winning entry will be the poem considered to be the most original and creative, with the best connection to cycling. To help schools gain inspiration for their entry, resource packs can be downloaded from Evans Cycles’ website at evanscycles.com. All entries must be submitted by midnight October 29.