The Big Pedal
About this activity
Suitable for primary and secondary school pupils.
The Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.
Powered by Sustrans and funded by the Bike Hub, the 2019 challenge will run from 25 March to 5 April and is open to individual classes as well as whole schools.
On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. A school’s best five days will determine their final position, but they can log journeys on all ten days if they wish.
For schools unable to take part in the main challenge we also have a one-day version, which can include cycling and scooting activities in the school day as well as on the journey to school.
For more information and to register, visit http://bigpedal.org.uk/
How to evidence your activity
- Record any feedback from your pupils. Note how effective the activity has been in increasing the number of pupils cycling to school and your final results
- Add your story to the STARS website. Explain your activity and include your pupils’ feedback and photographs of the event. Also include any posters, letters and promotional materials
Activity contributed to by Sustrans.
This activity counts towards:
- Travel activity
How it helps
- Promotes exercise as part of the daily routine
- Encourages class participation and team work