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Pupils get on their bikes for photo finish

picture perfect ... members of the St Wilfrids RC College cycling club with Coun Alan Kerr and Sustrans schools officer Claire Leman at their Haven Point photographic exhibition. Below, one of the youngsters photos.

picture perfect ... members of the St Wilfrids RC College cycling club with Coun Alan Kerr and Sustrans schools officer Claire Leman at their Haven Point photographic exhibition. Below, one of the youngsters photos.

KEEN cyclists at a South Tyneside school are putting people in the picture about life on two wheels.

A collection of 11 artworks produced by pupils at St Wilfrid’s RC College in South Shields have been unveiled at the town’s Haven Point swimming pool and leisure centre.

The youngsters worked with Claire Leman, a schools officer at transport charity Sustrans, on the #WhatMakesCyclingAwesome project.

Its aim was to produce a series of photographs depicting the feelings evoked by cycling.

A group even saddled up and rode from the school, in Temple Park road, to Haven Point to see the exhibition being officially opened by Coun Alan Kerr, lead member for culture and leisure at South Tyneside Council.

Ms Leman, who runs a weekly cycle club at the school, said: “It was great to work with the pupils involved with this project.

“They’ve produced some incredible images that I hope will inspire others to get on their bikes.

“We want to promote healthier, more active, ways to get around, and South Tyneside has some excellent cycle routes.

“People should get on your bikes and pop along to Haven Point and see the display.”

Coun Kerr said: “I was very impressed with the creative work produced by the young people of St Wilfrid’s RC College. It’s inspired by something that is very close to the school’s heart.

“We have had a long-standing cycling affiliation with St Wilfrid’s, especially as a group of enthusiastic cyclists took part in a town-twinning bicycle event between South Shields and Noisy-le-Sec in France.

“Cycling is a very good way of keeping fit and healthy, and I’m pleased that the exhibition is being staged in South Tyneside’s new leisure flagship, Haven Point.

“I would urge people to come down and view the photographs.”

The exhibition can be seen until the end of April.

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