The Big Pedal 2013

The Big Pedal is a big cycle and scoot to school competition happening in schools all across the UK from 28 February – 20 March 2013. How big? Last year, over 890,000 journeys to school were made by bike and scooter, by pupils at nearly 1,000 schools. It works a bit like the Tour de France- each day of the challenge is a new stage following a different Sustrans cycle route around the UK. Schools encourage pupils, parents and staff to cycle and scoot to school each day and the more that do, the faster they will complete each stage of the race. Any school can take part, and it’s free to do so. So give it a try!

The Big Pedal is a great way to promote cycling in your school and to get more pupils riding their bikes. What’s more it’s a fun, sociable and healthy way to start the day, and there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs too – cycle shelters, scooter storage, bike stunt shows and BMX flatland displays! The competition is weighted according to the size of the school, so everyone has a fair chance to win.

For more information please see the poster and information sheet, and visit

To register go to and click ‘Register’. Once you register you will receive some great resources, and the Bike It officer for Barnsley will be in touch to share some top tips on making The Big Pedal a success in your school!

Sustrans Bike It is delivered in partnership with BMBC. If you are interested in finding out more about Bike It and working with the Barnsley Bike It officer to encourage safe, active cycling to school then please contact Amanda Sowerby.

Contact: Amanda Sowerby, Sustrans Bike It officer Barnsley t: 07833 057600 e:

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