Bikeability Level 1 for Trainees 7+

Aylesbury - Thu 01 Sep
    HCT is running these the courses on behalf of AVDC. Bookings can be made directly through them online...



Why should children cycle to school?

There are so many reasons why more children should cycle to school. Research shows that children who cycle are more confident, more independent and more alert in the classroom. Children who cycle to school arrive more ready to learn than those driven by car. Also, just 15 minutes cycling to and from school makes a real difference to health and fitness levels including improved bone strength, joints and muscle tone. Furthermore, even a small number of pupils cycling would help reduce the peak hour congestion and pollution that the 'school run' contributes to in Aylesbury. Leaving the car at home for just one day a week can cut congestion and pollution by 20%. Parents can also save money on petrol and car-running costs.

We have a variety of services for schools to promote cycling. These include;

Please contact us via email if you would like help and advice on increasing cycling to your school.

Teaching resources

Sustrans is a charity working on practical projects to encourage people to walk and cycle more. It provides training, videos, newsletters, fact sheets, teachers packs, resources, advice and networking opportunities as well as events and conferences. Sustrans' free Pedal Pack is a guide to organising cycle to school events to encourage children to take to two wheels and enjoy a green, healthy and independent way of getting around.

Sustrans Safe Routes to Schools project, an information service, aimed at schools, parents, pupils, local authorities and all those who are interested in safe routes to schools. Safe Routes to Schools provide Key stage 1 and 2 teaching resources free of charge. They give ideas on how the national curriculum links to Sustainable Travel as a topic. It also highlights how the School Travel Plan can be used to deliver the national curriculum.

Car maker BMW has an education site, with a section aimed at 9-14 years providing classroom resources to help children find safe ways to travel when without an adult.