Millbrook Primary School in Freshbrook was given 18 bikes by parents and staff after an appeal to help more youngsters learn how to ride a bike and take cycling proficiency tests.
But to get the bikes in good running order mechanics from Halfords in Swindon provided parts and serviced them.
They also spent time with children passing on maintenance tips so that they can keep their own bikes in good condition.
The cycles are used at Friday afternoon training sessions run by Jools Burrows. The bikes are also used for the school’s health and fitness programme to involve children in different, fun exercise.
PCSOs from the West Swindon Neigbourhood Police Team visited the school to security stamp the bikes. They have organised helmets for the children and padlocks for the bikes so that children can join make supervised expeditions to Lydiard Park along recognised cycle routes.
Headteacher Karen Pyman said: “Halfords have given us immense help to allow more children access to cycling and we’d also like to thank the police team for their help and Ms Burrows for her hard work co-ordinating this project.”
Above, Halford’s mechanics checking over children’s bikes
Right, PSCO Phil Butwell getting mobile with Millbrook pupils. Photo: Jools Burrows.