Start a New Cycle

  • Start a New Cycle

Encourage your children to walk, cycle or scoot to school to keep them fit and healthy, and do their bit for the environment

This June (1-5), Sustrans is running its annual Bike to School Week which aims to get children (and teachers, so it might be time to figure out where you last put your tyre pump and puncture repair kit) to think about cycling to school.

You can download the resource here which is designed for teachers to deliver over five days, either for bike week, or any other time of year. The resource includes information on bike maintenance, travel surveys, mapping tasks, as well as activities which can be delivered in the classroom or playground.

In a recent poll commissioned by Sustrans, nearly half (45 per cent) of GB parents said that their child does as little as 40 minutes or less exercise in a typical weekday, even though the average distance to primary school is 1.8 miles, the perfect distance to walk, cycle or scoot.

Head to sustrans.org.uk for information on how to run Bike to School Week in your school, and resources to use throughout the year which tie into the curriculum, addressing issues such as the health benefits of keeping active and the impact on the environment.

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Pie Corbett