Kids get on their bikes for pre-school cash

Sidmouth Appletree Pre-school held a sponsored wheels event on Saturday, 11 May. Picture by Alex Wal

Sidmouth Appletree Pre-school held a sponsored wheels event on Saturday, 11 May. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 1780-20-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24 - Credit: Archant

The children at a Sidmouth pre-school did laps on their favourite set of wheels to raise money for a new garden room.

More than a dozen youngsters got on trikes, bikes and scooters last Saturday in an event to get families together and exercise.

Kerin Hamill, manager at Appletree Pre-school, said they are hoping to raise £2,000 for an outdoor timber room, and the sponsored wheels was one of a number to help them reach their target.

She said they wanted to get the children involved in the fundraising so they feel they have ownership of the new building when it arrives, and expects to make nearly £200 from Saturday’s ride.

Kerin said one boy cycled 52 laps of the playground on his bike, adding: “In the end we had to call them to a stop otherwise some of them would have been happy to go on all day!

“They did really well and had such fun.”