Local school comes out on top in Peterborough cycling challenge

Photo of award presentation at Middleton Primary School, Peterborough, a representative from the school is given award by Sustrans representatives

Gemma Hughes and Eric Schneider presenting the award at Middleton Primary School, Peterborough.

7 January 2019

A primary school in Peterborough is celebrating after coming out on top of a bike and scooter challenge that was held in the city between October and December 2018.

A total of 364 bikes and 583 scooters were logged at Middleton Primary School which beat four other schools who also took part in the challenge. 

During the competition, our Bike It+ crew and School Champions were encouraged to log their bike and scooter counts as regularly as possible and their reward was a picnic hamper full of goodies for the staff. The Bike It crew also received mini bicycle pumps and reflective wrist or ankle bands for coming in top place.

Five schools across the city took part in the challenge this time around. The early indications are that it’ll be even bigger in 2019 with other schools in Peterborough expressing an interest in taking part.

Commenting on the project our Bike It+ officer, Gemma Hughes said:

‘Staff and Bike It crew at Middleton Primary school have worked very hard over the last couple of months to regularly input their school's bike and scooter counts. This information allows the school and Bike It+ officers to monitor how many children are regularly travelling into school on their bikes and scooters. It also allows us to promote other exciting teaching opportunities and competitions which will further increase active travel and to help ease congestion during the school run.'

Sustrans Bike It+ teams are working with a number of schools in Peterborough and across the country to transform the school run. They’re helping and encouraging more parents, teachers and pupils to travel sustainably.

Find out more about our work with schools​