Popular Events & Activities 

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These are a selection of our schools' favourite activities to encourage and enable sustainable journeys to school.

 

All activities aim to:

  • Reduce barriers to cycling, scooting or walking

  • Create a positive image around cycling

  • Show that your school strongly supports active journeys

  • Provide training to keep pupils safe and confident

  •  Inspire pupils to lead healthier and more active lifestyles 

 

Download our activities list for lower or middle schools to see in more detail.

Further details of the activities highlighted below can be accessed via our password protected Downloads section. Contacts that can help you deliver these activities can be accessed via our password protected Useful Information section.

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Bike Skills
Bike Skills

Fundamental bike skills taught on the playground to small groups through fun games. Great for a PE session.

Bike Safety Checks
Bike Safety Checks

Bike safety checks (MOT) for the whole school to reduce one of the most common barriers preventing pupils from cycling to school

Off Stabilisers
Off Stabilisers

Riding without stabilisers for the first time within 1 hour with our very effective method.

The Big Pedal
The Big Pedal

A yearly, national competition in spring. For a few weeks schools compete to get the highest percentage of pupils cycling or scooting to school. Includes support journeys from parents and staff.

Scoot Skills
Scoot Skills

Teaching small groups of pupils essential scooting skills and safety on the playground.

Balance Bikes
Balance Bikes

We loan out balance bikes to schools free and do skills sessions too

Breakfasts
Breakfasts

A breakfast for any child who cycles or scoots to school. Usually sourced free from a local shop and includes fruit, juice, yoghurt and cereal bars. Great for getting parents involved.

Giveaways & Prizes
Giveaways & Prizes

Schools are given a bag of cycling related giveaways to award pupils exhibiting good behaviors like best maintained bike, most cycling to school, most safely dressed etc.

Dress Bright
Dress Bright

Our Be Bright Be Seen assembly or class is very popular during autumn term. I like to follow it up with a Dress Bright competition

Staff & Parent Training
Staff & Parent Training

Any staff or parent can be given training to lead popular activities like bike skills, safety checks, scoot skills etc.

Bling Your Bike
Bling Your Bike

Pupils dress up their bikes and scooters based on themes. This get lots of pupils cycling and scooting to school for the day

Cycle Club
Cycle Club

An after school or lunchtime club for anyone who would like to learn maintenance, skills or celebrate cycling

Big Street Survey
Big Street Survey

A classroom activity with a short survey outdoors. Pupils learn and discuss about the environment surrounding their journey to school and how to improve it

Led Rides
Led Rides

In summer it's great to take pupils and parents on a local ride.

Awards & Surveys
Awards & Surveys

We take surveys on travel habits to school, do bike counts and reward schools for their hard work

Other fantastic ideas 

There are many other great ways to get your pupils make journeys under their own steam.

 

Take the Golden Mile Challenge. 

We have a range of great lesson plans to introduce sustainable travel topics into the curricumn including Maths and Geography.

Set up a 5 minutes to school walk, scoot and cycle map including key parking spots, to encourage parents to Park & Stride. More information about Walking Zones can be found here and here.

Take part in Walk to School Week.

Take part in The Sustrans Big Pedal or Bike to School Week.

Try the Big Shift Challenge.

Establish barriers and opportunities to active travel around the school site from a pupil's perspective using The Big Street Survey.

Make use of your local Skate Park to host as a school BMX and scooting talent show.