Search

Dagenham school holds Great British (Exercise) Bike Off

PUBLISHED: 12:29 01 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:33 01 December 2017

Sydney Russell School pupils compete in the second annual Bikeathon. Picture: Sydney Russell School

Sydney Russell School pupils compete in the second annual Bikeathon. Picture: Sydney Russell School

Sydney Russell School

Pupils at Sydney Russell School put the pedal to the metal in a race to win their coveted House Cup.

Sydney Russell School pupils compete in the second annual Bikeathon. Picture: Sydney Russell School Sydney Russell School pupils compete in the second annual Bikeathon. Picture: Sydney Russell School

Teams representing each of the Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham secondary school’s five houses cycled for four and a half hours on Tuesday for the second annual Bikeathon.

Staff and students took turns on exercise bikes provided by a local gym, amid cheering pupils and adrenaline-pumping music.

“It was a great event that got the whole school buzzing,” said principal Janis Davis.

When the final whistle sounded at 3.30pm, officials found team Centaur had gone the distance and covered the most miles.

They picked up the precious prize of 100 points towards this year’s House Cup.

“This was an amazing victory for engagement and physical activity here at the school,” said Phoebe Darwin, the school’s enrichment programme coordinator.

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

12:45

Stand-in Essex captain Tom Westley admitted his side were outplayed by Nottinghamshire in their County Championship defeat at Chelmsford.

12:00

Which one of these four players is England’s greatest right midfielder of all time?

Barking theatre company Studio 3 Arts is launching a fringe arts festival.

Yesterday, 17:28

Belgium and Tunisia have met on three previous occasions in all competitions, with a win apiece and a draw. The encounters have been tight affairs, with victories decided by one-goal margins, but today’s match didn’t follow the same trend.

Yesterday, 16:00

Eastbury Manor House is celebrating one hundred years since it was saved from demolition.

Yesterday, 13:01

Nottinghamshire required just an hour and three-quarters on the fourth morning of the Specsavers County Championship game at Chelmsford to remove the last six Essex wickets and claim victory.

Yesterday, 12:57

Lakeside Hammers team boss Will Pottinger admits his side have “momentum” after a nail-biting away win at Scunthorpe on Friday night.

I feel like Sir David Attenborough has been lying to us. Not about the plastic thing, sadly. I miss having my individually wrapped peanut halves. But he’s been lying about nature.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now