Pedal power a winner for children

Caitlyn Watts & Alexander ScottPilbara News
Wickham Students and Roebourne Police after the Le Tour de Wickham
Camera IconWickham Students and Roebourne Police after the Le Tour de Wickham

The Le Tour de Wickham has been declared a winner by local police and students.

Roebourne police ran the bike-riding initiative last year to motivate students who reported stress and anxiety when returning to school after the COVID-19 lockdown.

The ride was launched in May and saw the children join Roebourne police officers every Wednesday and ride to Wickham Primary School.

Roebourne youth policing officer First Class Const. Claire Knight said the response from the children had been overwhelmingly positive.

“While we initially aimed to reduce student concerns about returning to school, we found that the students increased their road safety awareness, learnt how to work in a group environment, and enjoyed morning physical exercise,” she said.

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The final ride of the year ended with the local volunteer firefighters putting on a water show. Roebourne police plan to continue the ride this year.

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