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Sustrans / SSB Led Bike Ride: Celebrate Dame Hannah’s School’s 250th anniversary
29 May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Celebrate Dame Hannah’s School’s 250th anniversary and promote the ‘Close Pass’ campaign with a ride starting at 11.00am in South Brent at the Old School Community Centre and returning to the same place following the National Cycle Network (12 miles / approx. 3 hours) to the Donkey Sanctuary in Ivybridge where the cycle ride is joined by Ivybridge Walkers and the residents at for a picnic as part of the ride. It’s the perfect chance to see the donkeys up close and a great opportunity to socialise with new and interesting people from the area. The ride is open to anyone and we especially encourage children to bring their mums, dads and grandparents with them! The recommended minimum age is 10 years and children must be accompanied by adults. Electric bikes are welcome too! Dame Hannah’s School in Ivybridge was founded in 1767 and today comprises a School, Respite Centre, Community Hub, Children’s Home and Hannahwood – an innovative transition project for older students. Click here to register for this ride.
The police ‘Close Pass’ campaign aims to ensure motorists give at least 1.5 metres space when overtaking more vulnerable road users (e.g. cyclists, walkers, wheelchair users, horses etc.). This community awareness-raising event is being organised by PL21 Transition Town in collaboration with the police, DCC and SHDC timed with the arrival at the Donkey Sanctuary in Ivybridge of the South Brent cyclists at 12 noon. It will also be a celebration of our great outdoors with walking groups, cyclists, Dame Hannah Rogers School residents and horse riders. There will be a picnic, seeing the donkeys and we are keen that the residents from Hannah’s feel to be made welcome. The press have been invited with the aim of getting the campaign into the news.