Biking at break
About this activity
Suitable for primary school pupils. Supports the PE National Curriculum.
Biking at break time sessions give pupils a set time and space in which to develop their cycling skills. It encourages active play and motivates pupils to ride their bikes into school.
If your pupils don’t have easy access to bikes, consider setting up a pool bikes and scooters scheme and speak with your borough officer about your eligibility for local authority funding.
If your pupils do have their own bikes, you could offer a monthly Dr Bike session as an extra incentive.
Adapt this activity to 'Scooting at break' sessions if scooters are more popular among your pupils.
Running the activity
You can run biking at break sessions as often as you like, though it works well when held on the same day once a week.
Make sure you have plenty of staff available to supervise the activity and to set up the cycling area. This could be a coned-off section of the playground or, if available, a caged pitch. You could also set up an obstacle course or track with cones for cyclists to follow.
This activity can be adapted for use at SEND schools - see how Castlebar and Riverside schools made their playgrounds peddle-friendly for their pupils.
This activity counts towards:
- Travel activity
How it helps
- Supports the PE National Curriculum
- Builds cycling confidence