BMX cyclist Keelan Phillips urges South Kilburn schoolchildren to get on their bikes

Stunt rider visits two schools in the borough to promote cycling project

Youngsters in South Kilburn were amazed by a display of stunt tricks by top BMX style cyclist Keelan Phillips to mark their schools’ involvement in the Bike It project.

Pupils of Kilburn Park Foundation School and Carlton Vale Infant School, both in Malvern Road, watched in awe as Mr Phillips demonstrated different free-style tricks as part of his visit.

The cyclist, who leads the stunt group Style Bicycles, also took part in a question-and-answer session with the children about cycling safety and also showed the youngsters the basics of cycling which he started out with at the event yesterday (Tuesday).

Both schools are among those in the borough involved in the Bike It project, which is a partnership between schools, Brent Council, NHS Brent and cycling charity Sustrans to encourage more young people to get on their bikes.


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Ruth Chiat, Sustrans Bike It Officer for Brent, said: “It’s so fantastic to have so much cycling going on in one day! It’s been a real community event with lots of children and parents getting involved and so many different people and organisations contributing to bring all these different elements together.”

The schools involved in Bike It Brent include Carlton Vale Infants, Chalkhill Primary, Fryent Primary, Kilburn Park Primary, Leopold Primary, Malorees Junior, St Andrew and St Francis Cof E Primary, St Joseph’s Junior, St Mary Magdalen’s Junior School and Wembley Primary.

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Last year a new cycle shed was opened at Malorees Junior School at part of Bike It in Brent.

For more information and advice on how children can be encouraged to cycle and be more active visit www.sustrans.org.uk/freerangekids

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