In the tyre tracks of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire, York school children will be pedalling a relay race as part of the Schools Yorkshire Tour.
A baton is cycled from school to school and between the region’s local authorities by pupils.
This year, Dunnington primary school pupils together with The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of York have the honour of taking the baton for York from East Riding at the border on Stamford Bridge viaduct on Friday 8 June at 2:15pm.
On Monday 11 June, York pupils will cycle the baton around the city. Dunnington Primary school children will start the relay by pedalling the baton over to Badger Hill Primary School. Badger Hill pupils will ride it on to Lord Deramore’s for a handover and so on. The baton will then go to St Lawrence’s, St George’s RC, Knavesmire, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Carr Junior School and then St Barnabas primary schools.
The following day, Tuesday 12 June, St Barnabas’ primary school pupils will cycle the baton to nearby York railway station and, with Cllr Keith Myers, pass it on to school representatives from Doncaster on the 10am train, who will carry the relay on to South Yorkshire. (more…)