Sustrans Big Pedal is back - 19 to 30 April 2021
Posted: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 10:12
Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK's largest inter-school cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting challenge.
Schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents making active journeys to school. The challenge will run from 19 to 30 April. It is free to enter and there are daily prizes to be won.
With the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns resulting in many spending more time at home, Sustrans Big Pedal 2021 is adapting to become more flexible, and pupils will be able to take part in the competition and supporting activities whether they are travelling to school or learning at home.
To support schools throughout Big Pedal, there's a range of free resources available.
· Daily lesson plans suitable for the classroom and remote learning
· Daily physical activity challenges
· A school account on the Big Pedal website
· Resources to help schools communicate with families
They have also provided registered promoters with access to schools leaderboards and the tools to set their own challenges and provide additional incentives.
The competition, which has now been running for 11 years, is fronted by Dame Sarah Storey, British Paralympian and 38-time world champion in cycling and swimming.
The theme of this year's competition, 'Amazing Journeys', will encourage pupils to see their local areas from a different perspective, learn about the benefits of active travel and discover amazing journeys to school from around the world.
Further information about the event can be found at: www.bigpedal.org.uk