The Big Pedal 2018

Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge inspiring pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. On each day, schools compete to see who can get as many of their pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. Your school’s best five days will determine your final position, but you can log journeys on all ten days if you wish. For schools unable to take part in the main event we have a one-day challenge, which can include cycling and scooting activities in the school day as well as on the journey to school.

The Big Pedal website can be viewed here.

60 schools have registered in Bedfordshire. Over 1,400 schools have registered nationally.

To see all the schools in Bedfordshire click here. 

Schools from Central Bedfordshire are listed here.

Luton schools are listed here.

Bedford Borough schools can be viewed here.

The theme this year is Around the World in 80 Days. The Sustrans Big Pedal is supported by Mark Beaumont, who rode around the world in 80 days in 2017.

An example assembly presentation is here. This additionally shows some images of places from around the world that children can try and identify and translations of The Big Pedal.

An info sheet for the Big Pedal can be found here

The competition wallchart can be viewed here

Country fact cards can be viewed here

You can buy extra wallchart packs, with stickers and fact cards in the Sustrans shop

A customisable letter to send out to parents is downloadable here

A record sheet for schools/classes is here

A poster for classroom windows and noticeboards is here

Top tips, which offers great advice to teachers, is here

Poster for the family social media competition here

The school can participate in Superheroes Day on 4th May. Information about this is here

And a make-your-own face mask is here

Run a Big Pedal breakfast breakfast poster

Run a Sustrans bear challenge Sustrans bear poster

(Get in touch and we can send over a bear for the school)