The Big Pedal

children dressed as superheroes cycling

Children became climate change fighting superheroes on their school run

Two children cycling to school

Cycling, walking and scootering to school are great year round - not just during the Big Pedal

The Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scootering challenge. It inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.

On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scootering to school. Schools log their journeys on the Big Pedal website and are given a daily score to help mark their progress.

During the Big Pedal 2016 schools recorded over one million journeys by bike and scooter in just two weeks. Well done to everyone who took part.

For more information about the Big Pedal or any of our other resources, events or initiatives please contact the Education and Young People Team at

Find out more about our work with schools and teachers in Wales.