Bike to School Week

Join us for Bike to School Week!

July 20, 2021

Event

Every year, we partner with Sustrans for Bike to School Week. In 2021, the event took place from 27 September to 1 October.

We want to showcase the benefits that cycling to school can bring. These include healthier habits, improved wellbeing and a protected planet to name a few!

Everyone can take part in Bike to School Week and, if you missed it, you can still access activities and learning materials. Resources for schools are available on the Sustrans website. These include our very own Tools for Schools activities, with a Bike to School Week twist!

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Cycling to school is an all-year-around event. Take a look at our top tips for a smooth commute.

Help us inspire active travel

A UK-wide YouGov survey, commissioned by Sustrans, asked 1,305 children aged 6-15 about their experience and views on their journey to and from school.

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2%

of children surveyed currently cycle to school

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14%

of children surveyed want to cycle to school

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49%

were worried about air pollution levels at school

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Stories from our Bikeability champions

“I feel really happy and relaxed when I ride my bike, and it’s given me independence and freedom. “

Addison

“It really is a joy to watch our son Josh cycle with a big smile on his face and it brings a tear of happiness to our eyes.”

Richard

“Cycling gives you the freedom you need when the world around you is locking down – free your mind, free your body and free your soul-build confidence, strength and do your bit to save the environment!”

Zoe

“Cycling has been our saviour this year, and feels like it was the only things that wasn’t cancelled.”

Sophie

“These sessions provided an excellent foundation. It helped to improve our confidence cycling on the roads. Very well experienced, professional and friendly trainers.”

Bikeability Family

“Cycling is a real life skill. Something you only have to learn once and remember forever.”

Donna

“We started family bike rides at the start of lockdown2020 as a way of keeping fit, and sharing an activity that the whole family can continue to enjoy.”

Ellen

“Giving them the skills to feel more confident on the road is a great step for both them, and myself.”

Emma

“Cycling for me is a way to get around; a way to exercise; but most of all it’s a way to have fun together as a family.”

Erica

“We went from “I don’t want to!” To “Mummy, can you take me on a bike ride around the estate please?” Her bike has got her away from too much screen time and gained fun, fresh air and exercise!​”

Francesca

“The children are so happy, they feel so accomplished and they are, rightly, so proud of themselves. And we’re so incredibly proud of them too.”

Donna

“Using a bike rather than taking the car helps reduce air pollution. We are giving children the skills to make that choice easier and safer”

Hertfordshire Cycling

“I am so unbelievably proud of them. Here’s to many more memories together as a family…on our bikes. Whoop Whoop!!”

JP

“It has been a tremendous help to gain the knowledge to comfortably ride on roads in the correct way and with confidence. Look forward to growing our journey with you in the future.”

Juan

“I’m back cycling after a long break, I’m a bit rusty but got some wonderful hints and tips on this website”

Pammy

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Why not join our Bikeability Club for lots of advice about how to carry on cycling after Bike to School Week, plus newsletters, discounts and other competitions!

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