Bike It Crews/Scoot Crews

Whether you call yourselves Bike Buddies, Bike or Scooter Monitors, Bike Officers or Bike It Crews, get together and make a difference.

A small group of responsible, cycle- or scooter-mad pupils from mixed higher years, or a few members of the school council, Eco group or Junior Road Safety Officers can take on this role.

You can find out more about Central Bedfordshire Council's Junior Road Safety Officer scheme here or by contacting amanda.harvey@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk on 0300 300 5340. An information pack can be accessed here.

Bike It Crews encourage peer-to-peer engagement. That's all about getting others excited in active travel - walking, scooting and cycling. It's a fun and engaging way to spread important messages and build skills for life.

They are responsible for promoting walking, cycling or scooting to school, a massive help to school champions and could:
        

 

  • Assist or lead road safety assemblies

  • Conduct bike/scooter counts or other travel surveys

  • Give talks on their passion for cycling, scooting or walking

  • Run competitions like Prize Bag, Lucky Lock or Magic Bike

  • Help plan future events

Weekly bike & scooter counts 


We use this data to:

  • take yearly averages

  • track % of bike and scoot rack capacity used

  • compare months/seasons

  • measure the success of an event or competition 

The Bike It Crew can crunch the maths and work out what the school needs to do to meet existing and future demands.

 

www.bikeitdata.org.uk

This is the Sustrans data store, where we collect all the information that we transform into reports. You can log bike and scooter counts directly into here (as well as activities and surveys the school runs).

Click here and create an account.


1. select options on the drop down menus for ‘region’ (East) & ‘school’ 
2. choose an email address (usually the general school email)
3. create password

Schools with an account should now be able to log in and enter data themselves.

Great things to do as a Bike It crew

 

Hold meetings once a term to discuss plans and ideas
 

Help the Sustrans officer during events and assemblies

 

Support the school champion in planning and running events
 

Introduce yourself in the school newsletter and website 
 

Create and update a Bike It noticeboard 
 

Do bike and scooter counts once a week

 

Spot prizes to pupils that have:

  • the cleanest bike

  • well pumped tyres

  • correct lights and reflectors

  • cycled on a very bad weather day

  • cycled, scooted and walked the furthest

 

Support fellow pupils by helping them pump up tyres, dial scooters or offer maintenance advice

Take photos of journeys to school or events 
(always check for permission)

 

Promote events and competitions like The Big Pedal 
 

Challenge a neighbouring school for least car use or highest percentage of cycling

Keep the cycle and scooter parking area clean and tidy

Plan a mural or graffiti wall to brighten up the bike and scooter parking area

Sustrans We're the charity that’s making it easier for people to walk and cycle

Sustrans is a registered charity in England and Wales (number 326550) and Scotland (SC039263) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England No 1797726 at 2 Cathedral Square, Bristol, BS1 5DD.