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Parents get on their bikes to aid school

Hundreds of Beverley Minster Primary School pupils waved off a group of nine parents, who were aiming to complete a 60-mile bike ride to raise £1,000 for activities at the school. They were taking in a circular route across the Yorkshire Wolds.

An annual event, this year’s ride will go towards art projects at the primary in St Giles Croft.

Father of four Chris Coupland, a Humberside Police detective with two children at the school, said: “We have done it for a number of years to raise money for the school. People do embrace it, they do realise funding in schools is getting limited because of the cutbacks.”

Last year the cycling parents raised just over £800 to buy a kit car to support a science and engineering project. “It’s the type of stuff that can’t be funded by the local authority but it adds to the development of the children. It just would not happen if we didn’t of this,” Mr Coupland said.