Published: 23rd JUNE 2021

Sustrans Big Pedal

Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting challenge. It aims to inspire hundreds of thousands of pupils, staff and parents to get active on the school run. This year it took place from 19 to 30 April 2021.

Sustrans Big Pedal 2021 was a great success

Sustrans Big Pedal has a new name for 2022

We asked schools to help us find a new name for Sustrans Big Pedal.

A name that includes walking, using a wheelchair, cycling and scooting.

Thank you for your brilliant entries and for taking part in the vote to help decide which name to use.

We are delighted to announce, that the new name for Sustrans Big Pedal is:
  

Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel

   

A close look at the results

  • we received 764 votes.
  • Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel/Stroliwch a roliwch came out on top.
  • 46.20% voted for Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel/Stroliwch a roliwch (353 of the responses)
  • 31.02% voted for Sustrans Big Move/Symudwn! (237 of the responses).
  • 22.77% voted for Sustrans Big Active Challenge/ Yr Her Fawr Egniol (174 of the responses).
      

Please put 21 March- 1 April 2022 in your diaries for Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel 2022.

Mum Ajibike walking holding handing of brother and sister Dara and Timara as she collects them from school

Sustrans Big Pedal has a new name for 2022.

About Big Pedal

Big Pedal has now been running for 11 years.

It's inspired hundreds of thousands of pupils, staff and parents to take active journeys to school.

This year, we took a more flexible approach to the Sustrans Big Pedal competition.

We designed our fun and interactive school resources to be suitable for situations where pupils were learning remotely.

And, active journeys taken from home or physical activity completed at home counted as one journey in the challenge for pupils learning remotely. 
  

Amazing Journeys theme

Our Amazing Journeys theme encouraged pupils to see their local area from a new perspective.

We supported them to learn about the benefits of active travel and to discover amazing journeys to school from around the world.

Family with dad walking, daughter scooting and son cycling to school together in the sunshine

2021's Big Pedal in numbers

3,409,193

active journeys and physical activities logged during the two-week challenge

760,002

pupils registered to take part

2,254

schools registered to take part

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