Ten year old Marium Omar from Prescot is the proud owner of a new mountain bike after winning a competition to design her dream cycle.
Marium, who goes to St Luke’s Primary in Prescot, was joint winner with Jack Flaherty from Halsnead Primary in Whiston.
The two were given brand new bikes and several accessories including a helmet, lock and bike lights.
The competition was run by Knowsley’s Road Safety and Travel Plan Team as part of a campaign to encourage more children to cycle to and from school.
“We think nine and ten is about the age when pupils start to feel confident enough to cycle to school,” said Cllr Dave Lonergan, Knowsley’s cabinet member for regeneration, economy and skills.
“We encourage them to come on their bikes after they’ve done a cycle training course, provided at the schools by Bike Right.
“The whole process increases their independence, their awareness of road safety and their overall health.”
For more information about Knowsley’s cycling promotion activities, contact Knowsley’s Travel Plan Advisor, Joanne Spencer, on 0151 443 2239 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Luke’s primary pupil, Marium Omar,who’s 10 and from Prescot, her parents Ahamad and Amal and her road safety prize – a new mountain bike.