About this activity
Suitable for primary and secondary schools.
Offer cyclists a free breakfast on arrival at school to reward them and encourage others to get cycling by highlighting the benefits of active travel.
Running the activity
This activity works well when introduced at the start of a school year or term, when people are more open to integrating active travel into their new daily routine.
Involve your Junior or Youth Travel Ambassadors (JTA/YTA). With your guidance they can help with both the organisation and promotion of the breakfast, as well as serving it out on the day. You can also ask them to record the activity's success by counting the number of bikes parked at the school throughout the week of the breakfast.
What you’ll need
- Healthy breakfast options. You could speak to your school's kitchen or borough officer about supplying or funding the breakfast
- A table for the breakfast options and promotional materials. If possible, locate the table near the bike shed or in a prominent position. Add some balloons or flags to make it welcoming
How to evidence your activity
- Involve your borough officer: Share your ideas, agree your targets and discuss any challenges you face
- Record the feedback from your pupils. Note how participants responded to the breakfast and how this helped you meet your targets
- Add your story to the STARS website. Explain the activity, add photos and include your breakfast attendees' feedback. Also include any posters, letters and promotional materials you have used
Photo: Gary Manhine
This activity counts towards:
- Travel activity
How it helps
- Encourages interaction with other children
- Promotes exercise as part of the daily routine
- Gateway to other cycling initiatives