The Big Pedal
We’re taking part in the Big Pedal 2013!
What is the Big Pedal?
The Big Pedal is a giant inter-school cycling competition happening in schools all across the UKfrom 28 February to 20 March 2013. It’s powered by UKcharity Sustrans (www.sustrans.org.uk) and funded by the Bike Hub (www.bikehub.co.uk).
It’s totally FREE to enter and we’d love parents, pupils and staff to all get involved!
The Big Pedal works a bit like the Tour de France. Each day is a new stage taking pupils who cycle or scoot their usual journey to and from school on an imaginary route all around theUK. Schools record how many pupils, parents and staff cycle and scoot to school each day and the more that do, the faster their time will be for that stage. The winning school is the school that completes the whole race in the fastest overall time.
Let’s all get involved
The more of us that take part, the better we will do in the competition and the higher our chances of winning some brilliant prizes, not to mention the health benefits for everyone. Another bonus will be less congestion around the school gates during rush hour!
What to do
The best thing you can do is encourage your child(ren) to cycle or scoot to school every day during the race, and to join them in doing so.
For more information about the Big Pedal and to keep track of how we’re doing during the competition, visit the Big Pedal website: www.bigpedal.org.uk.