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From left, Clair Mears of Parks4Play, Alice Nott, Coun Martin Straker-Welds, Ethan Powell, |Sam Cornwell of the residents' association, Coun Lisa Trickett and Jenny Barlow, of Sustrans
Emma Peasland, Sustrans schools co-ordinator, said: "Sustrans has been working with schools across Yorkshire since 2004, and we always look for innovative ways to encourage children to take to two wheels.
The work was organised by Sustrans as part of a series of events touring the region aimed at restoring run-down parts of the NCN to their former glory.
Sustrans chief executive Malcolm Shepherd said: "It's a national tragedy that so few of our children are able to enjoy the benefits of daily exercise and the freedom of cycling to school."
Over a year ago I asked for the help of my local councillor but it would appear Sustrans are a law unto themselves.
From Tuesday until the end of November women in North Wales will join others across Britain visiting to support 'Motion for Women', Sustrans' urgent plea for the Welsh Assembly Government to make conditions safer for women to cycle.
The initiative was piloted by Sustrans in the mid-1990s and is now bringing significant health and environmental benefits by encouraging walking and cycling to school, having been adopted by local authorities throughout the UK.
Sustrans Scotland programme coordinator for volunteers, LauraWhite, said:"This is a great opportunity for members of the public to help encourage wildlife on their local National Cycle Network route.
Sustrans Scotland national director John Lauder said: "Since the national cycle network was founded in 1995, we have worked with numerous artists and sculptors to add artworks and visual improvements to enhance the routes.
It will see 100 primary schools receiving direct support from Sustrans Cymru officers to enable them to create a culture of active travel at their school.
As a local volunteer group coordinator, Curtis Field helps other Sustrans volunteers promote walking and cycling at events and keep local paths in shape.
Following a National Travel Survey which showed that only 2% of children cycle to school, Sustrans carried out their own survey which found that 45% of children wanted to.