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Published: 1st SEPTEMBER 2020

Bike to School Week

Bike to School Week is a week-long event across the UK to showcase the many benefits of cycling to school. It takes place from 28 September to 2 October 2020. And there's even an opportunity for one lucky pupil to win a fabulous prize. Find out how you can get involved in this year's event.

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Bike to School Week is a great opportunity to promote the positive impact that an active lifestyle can have on pupils' wellbeing and health.

It's free, there's no need to register, and it's a fantastic way to get warmed up ready for Sustrans Big Pedal in the spring.


Organised by ourselves and supported by the Bikeability Trust, Bike to School Week celebrates cycling to school and the benefits of travelling actively for children.

To support schools throughout Bike to School Week, there's a range of resources available. These include:

  • school posters
  • daily activities to be completed in class
  • a video guide with simple practices to check your bike is safe to ride.

These activities aim to inspire pupils to think about their journeys to school, understand the benefits of active travel, and consider the causes and effects of air pollution.

Bike to School Week 2020 takes place between 28 September and 2 October.

Teacher Resources

We have developed a new range of engaging activities for the classroom to be used during the five days of Bike to School Week.

Take a look at our free teacher resources for Bike to School Week 2020.

Child and family member sitting on Sustrans street design kit at street closure event

Getting the parents involved

During the event, we encourage teachers to let parents know they are taking part.

We provide parents with a free 'Guide to walking, cycling and scooting to school' and run events and competitions to keep students, parents and teachers engaged.

Sign up to receive your free family guide to an active and hassle-free school run

Bike to School Week family competition

Join our Bike to School Week family competition where one lucky pupil will win an exciting prize from our friends at Halfords.

Share a short video or a photo with a message telling us why you love to or would like to cycle to school. Follow and tag @sustrans on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and use #SustransWin to be in with a chance of winning. 

Find out more information and read the full terms and conditions.

 

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If you are a school or local authority interested in working with us to increase active travel, please get in touch.

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