By Brendan Rees
Students at Devon Meadows Primary School have jumped on their bikes for national Ride2School Day.
Now in its 13th year, children rode to the gates of Devon Meadows Primary on the day which is regarded as the ‘biggest bike riding party’.
To celebrate and add some extra fun to the day, children dressed up in spooky clothing, complete with their fashionable helmets.
The day was officially held on the 13 March where more than 350,000 students across the country participated, which helps children get their 60 minutes of daily exercise by riding a bike to school.
However, due to an excursion falling on this day, Devon Meadows Primary decided to hold the event on Thursday 12 March.
Bicycle Network general manager of public affairs Anthea Hargreaves said that National Ride2School Day was the best time to start going to school the healthy way.
“National Ride2School Day is a fun way for students and parents to experience the joy of riding a bike. There’s no better time to make riding to school part of your routine,” she said.
“Riding to school is free and fun, helps you avoid fighting for a car park at the school gate and can also help students perform better in the classroom.”
Victorian schools finished term one early on Monday 23 March as the State Government forced closures to stem the spread of Coronavirus.