What is Bike to School Week?
Bike to School Week is organised by Sustrans, and supported by the Bikeability Trust, and celebrates cycling to school and the benefits of travelling actively for children. This year it runs between 27th September and 1st October. Find out more by clicking hereBike to School Week
Sustrans states on their website that the school journey is a perfect opportunity to learn about their local area, develop wider social networks and gain independence. By walking or wheeling to school, children will feel all the benefits that come with an active school run. Their top tips are:-
Plan your routetogether in advance, finding quieter roads and cycle paths wherever possible.
Practise the journey at the weekend when the roads are likely to be quieter.
Accompany your child for a few days. As they gain confidence, gradually reduce how far you go.
Make sure they know how to deal with any busier junctions or roads by following ourcycling safety tips.
Encourage them to find a friend to walk or cycle with them.
If your child is cycling then cycle training can be a great way to help them develop skills and increase their confidence on the roads.
Ed Tavin Primary has invested in a bike shed and encourages children to cycle to school.