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Big Pedal 2016

posted 16 Apr 2016, 05:01 by Mr Horner   [ updated 18 Apr 2016, 02:22 by Mrs Bradwell ]

Get set… we’re taking part in The Big Pedal 2016, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. Powered by Sustrans and funded by the Bike Hub, the challenge runs from 18 to 29 April. It’s free to enter and we would love everyone to be involved. The details On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. Our best 5 days will determine our final position in the challenge. We’ll be competing against other schools right across the UK, and if we clock up the most bike and scooter journeys we’ll win! Why we’re taking part It’s a great way to get more of our pupils travelling to school on their bikes and scooters. We will be competing to become one of the UK’s top schools for two-wheeled journeys and will be in with a chance to win prizes including bike and scooter stunt shows and fantastic cycle and scooter storage. 
What’s next? All you need to do is encourage your child(ren) to cycle or scoot to school every day during the event, and join them on their way – parent and sibling journeys count too! We will also be holding a Bike-It breakfast next Thursday (21st April) at 8:15am which will be a chance for children and their families to cycle to school and enjoy a free breakfast together. Following this, Amy, our Bike It officer, will be running a Dr. Bike to make repairs to the bikes which have been brought into school. This is a brilliant opportunity to get your child’s bike roadworthy - last year Tom worked his fingers to the bone sorting out loads of bikes and giving a full report on what had been done to each one. For more information about the event go to www.bigpedal.org.uk