When you’re a kid living in inner city Auckland, you don’t get too many chances to tear round on a bike without a care in the world.
That’s why it was so exciting to see so many kids doing just that at the latest Bikes in Schools track opening, at Freemans Bay School in central Auckland on Friday. It was easy for all the VIP visitors at the opening to get caught up in all the excitement too, but even after every visitor had left many of the kids were still racing round their laps.
The Hon. Nikki Kaye MP was there to officially snip the ribbon and open the track
Huge thanks to the Freemans Bay Board of Trustees for all their support for the project, and to the project’s funders including Sport Auckland, the Local Waitemata Board, Barfoot and Thomson, the ASB Community Trust and YouthTown
Special thanks also to Auckland Transport for funding the cycle skills training at the school
It was also great to see Ross Buckley and his team from KMPG who are about to ride the Tour of NZ in support of Bikes in Schools.
More pictures from the school website here