Pedal power earns pupils points in competition

Edlesborough School
Edlesborough School

Edlesborough School is encouraging pupils to jump on their bikes and scooters for The Big Pedal from March 3 to 14.

Organised by the Sustrans charity, the national inter-school competition aims to get more children active and hundreds of thousands are expected to take part. Schools get points for the more pupils who make journeys by bike or scooter.

Launched in 2009, the Big Pedal has gained popularity over the past five years and has become the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting competition.

Research shows that nearly half of all children want to be able to get to school by bike but only 4% actually do. The Big Pedal engages children in cycling and scooting to school in a fun way with the aim that they will continue cycling and scooting after the competition has finished.

Alex Razak, safer routes to school coordinator at Edlesborough School, said: “We’re really excited to be taking part. We hope that by encouraging our children to walk, cycle and scoot to school over the next two weeks we will see a reduction in congestion and pollution around the school gates, and help the children feel healthier and happier.” To find out more go to: