This year, Bike to School Week takes place between 27 September - 1 October.
This week-long event is organised by our friends at Sustrans and is supported by the Bikeability Trust. It celebrates cycling and scooting to school and the massive benefits an active school run brings to children’s health and the environment 🙌
Everyone can take part in Bike to School Week. Your school journey can be made with any type of cycle, for example, handcycle, tagalong, cargo bike or scooter 🏫 🚲 🛴
And better yet, if you let Sustrans know you’re taking part in this year’s event, you'll receive a free download with lots of tips and information on how to cycle, walk and scoot to school like a pro. Just click here to pledge your family’s cycle or scoot to school during Bike to School Week 2021.
HOW TO ENJOY A HASSLE-FREE SCHOOL RUN
Cycling to school is great for all the family. But where do you begin?
Here, Sustrans share their top five tips on how to start cycling to school with your children.
1) Make sure your child’s bicycle fits and that all your bikes are roadworthy
2) If you’re on the road with children, take up a position behind them so you can keep them in your line of vision at all times
3) If there are two adults in your group, it’s a good idea to have one at the back and one out in front
4) Be sure to follow the Highway Code and teach it to your children along the way
5) Get your child to signal clearly with you
📷: Frog Bikes
WHY CYCLE OR SCOOT THE SCHOOL RUN?
Research shows that 71% of UK school pupils are worried about climate change
And transport accounts for 27% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions
But switching from the car to cycling, scooting or walking the school run can help reduce air pollutionaround the school gates
Plus, there are loads of other benefits to getting active on the way to school:
✔️ It's a boost to children's physical health and wellbeing
✔️ Children arrive more relaxed, alert and ready to start the day
✔️ It improves our mental health by reducing stress and anxiety and increasing our self-esteem
✔️ There's reduced congestion and pollution around the school
✔️ Children are more aware of road safety and feel more independent
📷: Frog Bikes
Pledge your family’s cycle or scoot to school for Bike to School Week 2021 on the Sustrans website to receive your free guide.
Sustrans’ free, handy guide is jam-packed with tips on how to safely cycle, walk and scoot the school run.
You’ll receive a step-by-step video guide which shows you how to check your child’s bike is safe and ready to go.
And there’s also includes a tasty recipe from TV and radio presenter, Angelica Bell, to help fuel up the family for their active school run!
Will you take part in this year’s Bike to School Week? Don’t forget to pledge your journeys at www.sustrans.org.uk/biketoschoolweek/pledge
NEED A NEW SET OF WHEELS FOR THE SCHOOL RUN?
🚲 Find Your Child's Perfect Sized Bike, here
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