The golden lock
About this activity
Suitable for primary and secondary school pupils.
The golden lock is a fun way to encourage pupils to ride their bikes to school as often as possible by offering them the chance to win a prize.
Surprise one of your pupils by fixing the golden lock onto their bicycle in the bike shed. At the end of the day as your pupils leave school, whoever’s bike has the golden lock gets to claim their prize.
Announce winners in assemblies and include their photograph in your school newsletters to further promote cycling.
What you’ll need
- A lock which can be sprayed or decorated to make it stand out
- Prizes - speak to your head teacher to find out your budget for the activity
If you need a space to store your pupils' bikes, consider installing cycle parking.