Youngsters to earn their cycling badges

Date Published: 28 September 2018
Cubs and Scouts in North Hykeham will be completing five laps of Millennium Green to earn their cycling badge.

North Kesteven District Council is hosting the event – taking place on Saturday, October 6 – to help encourage more young people to take up the sport and enjoy it safely.

The youngsters’ day will start at ONE NK, where they will be taught about safe cycling and have checks carried out on their bicycles.

They will then head over to Millennium Green to cycle around the lake five times – each lap is a mile – and will then be given their badges.

Councillor Geoff Hazelwood, Chairman of NKDC, said: “This is a fantastic event and I’m sure all involved will enjoy it tremendously.

“Cycling is really good fun and a great way to explore the outdoors. Plus, it’s a brilliant way to keep fit.

“As a Council we’ve recently adopted a Cycling Strategy, aimed at encouraging participation and creating safe opportunities for people to take it up.”

Derek Hearne, 15th North Hykeham Cub Leader, said: “The event is a joint community activity between various local organisations, in keeping with the scouting ethos of preparing young people with "skills for life" and working with others.
“Thank you to NKDC for their help.”

Anyone using Millennium Green on Saturday, October 6, is being asked to be aware of the event going on and the increase in the number of cyclists while it takes place.

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