Our school was invited to take part in BATB (bike around the borough) where Every year hundreds of Hackney school children take to the roads for a mass ride around the borough, organised by the Council to provide a chance for students to practice the skills they’ve learned through national standards cycle training and to help them see how easy it is to travel around Hackney by bike. In 2016, hackney council broke the world record for the total number of people in a ‘bike bus’, in which participants ride together along a set route, picking up people as they go.

This year’s ride took place on Thursday 27 June. We started at Hackney Downs, travelling from there to Clissold Park, before heading on to London Fields, past Hackney Town Hall and back to Hackney Downs were there was many activities like the smoothie bike, mini bike course and many others including the famous rollapaluza where people would race for the fastest time around a 250m Lap