The Big Walk and Wheel

The Big Walk and Wheel

About this activity

Suitable for primary and secondary school pupils. Supports the PE National Curriculum.

Since Sustrans Big Pedal started in 2011 it has grown to be much more than a cycling competition.

Sustrans Big Pedal is back but it's got a new name. Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel is the UK’s largest inter-school walking, wheeling, scooting and cycling challenge. It aims to inspire hundreds of thousands of pupils to get active on the school run. This year's challenge will take place from 21 March to 1 April 2022.

During the two-week challenge schools compete to record the greatest number of pupils walking, using a wheelchair, scooting and cycling to school, whilst learning about the benefits of active travel along the way.

The theme for 2022 will be 'Amazing Journeys' which is aimed to encourage pupils to see their local area from a new perspective whilst learning about the benefits of active travel.  

The interactive school resources are designed to be fun, flexible and inclusive to all.  Ensuring that as many pupils, staff, parents and carers as possible can take part.

Any active journeys taken from home or physical activity completed at home can be counted as one journey in the challenge for pupils learning remotely. 

For more information and to register, visit The Big Walk and Wheel

Activity contributed by Sustrans.

 

Activity steps

1
Sign up
Register your school on the website using resource 2
2
Plan the week
Set up a team or work with your JTA team if you have one to plan activities throughout the week as well as the Big Walk and Wheel launch
3
The big launch
Launch the competition in assemblies and the school’s newsletter. Share your targets for the week and invite everyone to get involved!
4
Record journeys
Log your pupils’ journeys on the Big Walk and Wheel website each day of the challenge. Your JTA teams or colleagues can help you
5
Check for success
See if you have reached your targets and share the week’s success with the wider school community!
6
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. Feedback to your borough officer

Tags

  • Scooting
  • Cycling

This activity counts towards:

  • Travel activity

How it helps

  • Supports the PE National Curriculum
  • Promotes exercise as part of the daily routine
  • Encourages class participation and team work