Derbyshire Dales designs are cream of the cycling crop

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School youngsters in Matlock are celebrating after coming out on top of a Rural Derbyshire School Sport Partnership (RDSSP) Tour of Britain design competition.

The challenge was organised to coincide with the UK’s leading cycling event whizzing through Derbyshire on Friday 11 September and gave local students the opportunity to design a cycle jersey with themes around the county, their school and local attractions.

Seven winners were chosen from over 100 entries and picked up amazing prizes donated by Dare2b, the official jersey provider for the Tour of Britain.

Congratulations go to James Wayman and Katie Ella Bailey from South Darley CE Primary School; Asa Moseley from Elton CE Primary School and Josh Cummings, Drummond McIntyre, Ellie Kearney and Abigail Harper from All Saints Junior School in Matlock.

RDSSP Cycling Participation Coordinator, Ruth Taylor had the hard job of judging the competition. She said: “We were overwhelmed by the number and quality of entries and there were some absolutely fabulous jerseys, many of which wouldn’t look out of place in the professional peloton.

“There was a range of inspiration for the designs from the Tour of Britain itself to local landmarks and school crests.

“It was such a tough job narrowing down the entries to finally come up with our winners but we think the eventual prize winners were the cream of the crop.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who sent in entries to the competition and Dare2be for the fantastic prizes.”

Ruth is now set to head out to meet winning students at their primary schools to present their prizes.