About this activity
Suitable for primary and secondary schools.
Offer children that have cycled to school a free breakfast on arrival at school to reward them and encourage others to get cycling by highlighting the benefits of active travel.
Bikers' breakfasts also offers an opportunity to promote your school's other cycling initiatives and facilities such as cycling clubs, pool bikes and scooters scheme and Dr Bike sessions.
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
Photo: Gary Manhine
Form a team. Work with your JTA/YTA or school working group to help you plan and run the event. Speak to your borough officer about donations or a partnership with a local shop to help fund the event
Promote your activity
Spread the word about the bikers' breakfast in your school's newsletter, on posters and in assemblies
Host the breakfast – either as a one off or regularly on a weekday of your choice - take lots of pictures, talk to attendees about the benefits of cycling, share cycling tips and compare spokes!
Check for success
Ask the cyclists who came for breakfast for their feedback. Did it encourage them to cycle? How could you improve the bikers' breakfast next time?
Tell your story
Sign in to STARS to add your story and include pupils’ feedback. Explain the activity and add photos and any posters or promotional materials. How many people cycled because of your event. Feedback to your borough officer
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
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