Aylesbury - Thu 01 Sep
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Bike It is a project from Sustrans working to increase the number of kids cycling to school. Working with staff, pupils and parents we use fun events like bike breakfasts, cycle to school days, competitions and lots more to increase awareness and get people on bikes!
[Above: Pupils celebrate the opening of the Topaz way at Ashmead school]
We want people to benefit from cycling- it keeps you fit and healthy, it reduces pollution and it’s a fun and less stressful way to travel for kids and adults. Its also about improving the school environment- less cars outside the school makes it easier for everyone to get into school more safely and reduces the amount of fumes children and adults are exposed to outside the school We want to give kids the skills and confidence to use their bikes, to make them more independent, fit and healthier.
Bike It works in the following schools in Aylesbury. Some schools have achieved Bronze school status [B], showing their commitment to cycling to school. Is your child's school on the list below? Click on the name to open the schools' website.
Bedgrove Junior School
Oak Green School [B]
St Josephs Catholic Infant School [B]
St Michaels School [Stewkley]
Turnfurlong Junior School
Aylesbury has its very own Bike It officer, who works with schools for at least a year to develop cycling and support events within the school. To arrange a meeting with our own Bike It Officer to see what we can do for your school please contact us. Sustrans also manages the national cycle network and runs lots of other travel projects all over the U.K. to find out more visit the Sustrans website
The Big Pedal is a “virtual bike race” from Sustrans running from 7th to 26th March 2011. This really simple and FREE to enter, UK wide cycle-to-school competition has daily, regional and national prizes including Cyclepod cycle storage, two Land Rover bikes and a jaw-dropping stunt display day with the M.A.D team at your school.
In the past it’s just been for Bike It schools but this year it’s open to all schools. Lots of schools in Buckinghamshire are taking part already but if you want to know more or to sign up visit the Big Pedal website. Your school can join in for the whole race or just enter sections but there are lots of prizes to win and remember every cycle journey counts!