Transport Minister Comes To Colchester
Norman Baker visited Colchester North Station before congratulating children and staff who cycle to school.
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Transport Minister was greeted by Colchester MP, Bob Russell, this morning (Wednesday October 12th) as he took a trip around the newly refurbished North Station.
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Mr Baker then went to The Gilberd School at Highwoods to meet pupils and staff involved in promoting greater use of cycles.
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The Gilberd School was invited to become one of three secondary schools in 2009 for Colchester Cycle Town.
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Cycling at the school is now taught to all students within Key Stage 3 curriculum.
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More and more staff at the school are using bicycles to get to and from work.
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A cycling workshop has been set up at the school to repair and service bikes for students, staff and the community.
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Mr Baker says: "I congratulate Colchester on the progress they have made. Cycling helps reduce congestion, gives children more opportunities for exercise, and it can play a part in the fight against climate change."