Cycling musician performs at Rodmell School

Richard Durrant performed at Rodmell Primary School.
Richard Durrant performed at Rodmell Primary School.

Musician Richard Durrant pedalled his way to Rodmell Primary School as part of his Cycling Music Tour and performed to the excited students and staff.

His visit on Wednesday May 6 was to celebrate the school’s second place in the South East Sustrans inter-school cycling and scooting challenge.

Nearly 70 per cent of the students joined in by cycling and scooting to school during the three weeks of the challenge.

Year 6 pupil Sophie said: “Richard Durrant made a big entrance with his bicycle in tow, his guitar strapped to the back of his trailer and fairy lights wrapped around the wheels of his bike.”

Another pupil called Tobey added: “As we heard him ring the bell, spin the spokes, squeak the brakes, he played a song called Gravity Bikes that went on for seven amazing minutes. We were mesmerised.”

And Year 6 pupil Maddi added: “If you’re interested in bikes and the amazing sounds that bikes can make then you should definitely go and see the extremely talented Richard Durrant who is a brilliant musician. Plus don’t forget to check out his fairy lights.”

Sustrans is a sustainable transport charity which supports travel by foot, bike or public transport.

Richard will be taking his Cycling Music Concert, Bach on a Bike, for a picnic concert at Anne of Cleves House, Lewes on Friday June 26. Tickets from Anne of Cleves House and by calling 01273 453422.

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