Big Pedal 2016
A note from Learning Mentor Anna Hair on how to take part:
Get set… we’re taking part in The Big Pedal 2016, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.
Powered by Sustrans and funded by the Bike Hub, the challenge runs from 18 to 29 April. It’s free to enter and we would love everyone to be involved.
On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. Our best 5 days will determine our final position in the challenge. We’ll be competing against other schools right across the UK, and if we clock up the most bike and scooter journeys we’ll win!
Why we’re taking part
It’s a great way to get more of our pupils travelling to school on their bikes and scooters. We will be competing to become one of the UK’s top schools for two-wheeled journeys and will be in with a chance to win prizes including bike and scooter stunt shows and fantastic cycle and scooter storage.
Superhero fundraising day
On Friday 29 April we’d love our pupils to be involved in Sustrans’ Superhero Day by dressing as their favourite superhero in exchange for a £1 donation. This gives every child the chance to be involved in the Big Pedal even if they don’t scoot or cycle to school.
All you need to do is encourage your child(ren) to cycle or scoot to school every day during the event, and join them on their way – parent and sibling journeys count too!
For more information about the event go to www.bigpedal.org.uk
Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Enjoy the ride!
Do you have an interesting story about your child cycling to school? Are they happier since discovering cycling? Has cycling changed family life? If you’re happy to share your story, get in touch with Andrew Walker in the Sustrans press office:firstname.lastname@example.org, or 0207 780 7209.
Our experienced Learning Mentors – Anna Hair and John Peppard – will be posting news of their activities on this page over the coming school year.
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