Henley College Students Get on Their Bikes

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Students at The Henley College are set to benefit from a new scheme which aims to get more people cycling.

Following a successful bid to the Oxfordshire County Council Post 16 travel fund, the grant will be used by the College to purchase and maintain bicycles which will be loaned to students who live in Oxfordshire.

Last week Principal Tom Espley accompanied four students to ‘Henley Cycles’ on the Reading Road to order their new bikes. He returned to the shop with the students on Wednesday 5 December at 1.30pm to collect the new bikes.

Mr Espley said: ‘This is a good way of supporting a local business as well as a way of keeping students fit. As a member of Sustrans I am very committed to developing sustainable transport and, in particular, encouraging students to cycle.

‘As a College we have done amazingly well at encouraging young people to keep fit through traditional sports, as well as running activities students have never tried before such as fencing or Zumba. This cycle scheme is just one part of this very successful policy.’

For further information on transport at the College please contact Pam King, Student Services Advisor: 01491 634006 or visit www.henleycol.ac.uk.