More than half a million pupils are set to take part in the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge, which gets underway next month.
Sustrans Big Pedal (23 April – 4 May) is challenging school children to ‘cycle or scoot around the world in 10 days’.
The initiative – for which more than 1,100 schools have registered – has the long term aim of inspiring pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.
Each day, schools will compete to see who can get the highest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. Each school’s best five days will determine their final position.
All schools that achieve more than 15% travelling by cycle or scooter will be entered into daily prize draws for rewards including bikes and scooters, stunt shows, equipment and storage.
For schools unable to take part in the main event, Sustrans has organised a one-day challenge, which can include cycling and scooting activities during the school day as well as on the journey to school.
To support the event, Sustrans has produced a raft of free resources including flyers and posters, a Powerpoint presentation and a fact sheet containing key information on cycling and scooting.