Le Tour de Morley

Yorkshire did a fabulous job welcoming the world’s greatest cycle race over the weekend, but at Morley Victoria, their mammouth scoot clocked up enough miles to cover the Yorkshire Stages of the Tour de France and still get half way through France.

Over the course of last week, Morley Victoria pupils scooted a staggering 933 miles.

Nursery: 8 miles
Reception: 60 miles
Year 1: 51 miles
Year 2: 61 miles
Year 3: 93 miles
Year 4: 132 miles
Year 5: 235 miles
Year 6: 287 miles

The school as a whole has scooted the equivalent of the distance from Morley to Marseille in the south of France, with year 6 alone, clocking up more miles than the two Yorkshire stages of the Tour.

It was great fun to be able to join them for a few extra circuits of the playground on Friday. It’s a fabulous occasion for Yorkshire to have the Tour de France passing through our region and brilliant to see Morley Victoria getting involved and taking part.
And of course, here in Morley we have our own local cycling legend in Beryl Burton who not only won UK and world cycling championships but also set a world record which exceeded the men’s record for two years. It’s brilliant that there is now a fitting tribute to her Morley heritage on Queen Street.

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Posted July 7th, 2014 by Ed