Holt Primary School has sped into first place in the South West region of this year’s The Big Pedal competition.

This is the third year the school of 149 pupils has taken part in the inter-school competition and won in the South West.

They came seventh out of 188 in the national small primary schools table and will be rewarded with a bike stunt show and workshop.

The competition encourages children, teachers and parents to choose two wheels for their school journeys. The more children who scoot and cycle to school the more points the school wins.

Head Margaret Harnden said: “The children are very environmentally aware.”

Other primary schools that took part included Aloeric Primary School in Melksham, The Mead in Hilperton, and Walwayne Court in Trowbridge.