11-year old wins bike to encourage sustainable travel

Eleven-year-old, Ruth Maulding from Wimbledon, was the lucky winner of a mountain Bike following her entry into a prize draw at the Wimbledon Park Festival of Sport and Culture weekend (27 and 28 September).

Merton children’s road safety mascot Debra the Zebra and councillor Maurice Groves presented Ruth with the bike on Friday 10 October at Merton civic centre after her name was picked out of 1500 entries.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for community services, Cllr Maurice Groves said: ‘I’m very happy to award Ruth with this bike. Not only is cycling great for the environment, it is a brilliant way to keep active and fit.’