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Bike to School Week

Thank you to everyone who supported #BikeToSchool week with @Sustrans_East during the week commencing 27th September 2021.

Sustrans.org.uk organised the event.  You can find out more about pedal power on their website.  There is also a handy leaflet about Bike and Scooter Skills for those that would like a few tips!

As Sustrans makes clear, cycling, scootering or walking to school are all fantastic ways for children to keep fit:

Cycling is brilliant for your kids - it helps them get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day, which one-third of children don't currently achieve.

And, once you've invested in bikes and some basic kit, it costs very little but provides so many benefits:

  • many teachers report that kids who walk and cycle to school are more alert and ready to learn than those who arrive by car
  • it's fantastic fun and, for many kids, can feel much more exciting than travelling by car
  • cycling can help kids get to know their local area and feel part of it
  • good travel habits learned young will last a lifetime
  • cyclists breathe in less pollution from traffic than car drivers

The Big Pedal has a new name that was voted on by members of the public.  It is now called Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel, and will take place 21 March- 1 April 2022.  

Until then, why not see if you can find opportunities to leave the car at home and come to school by foot or wheel!