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 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
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.
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