About this activity
Suitable for primary or secondary school pupils.
Run a Bike-to-school competition with prizes on offer to encourage your pupils to get cycling.
You can offer one or multiple prizes to those who cycle the most depending on your budget. If little or no budget is available, approach your school community for donations or offer house or reward points for the winner’s class.
Running the activity
The competition can be run over a week, a month or a whole term.
Record the number of cyclists each day by asking them to complete a ticket with their name and class on. Collect these and count them up on the last day of the competition to find out who has cycled the most and reward your winner(s). Or, you can use a bike count sheet.
This activity can also spark team spirit and inter-class competition; see which class can tally up the most journeys or who cycles the most from each class.
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 effective the activity has been in increasing the number of pupils cycling to school
- Add your story to the STARS website. Explain your activity and include photos, score sheets and your pupils’ feedback. Also include any posters, letters and promotional materials you or your JTA/YTAs produced
Activity contributed by Sustrans.
This activity counts towards:
- Travel activity
How it helps
- Gateway to other cycling initiatives
- Encourages daily active travel
- Opportunity for JTA/YTA involvement