Published: 30th JANUARY 2020

Sustrans Big Pedal

Sustrans Big Pedal, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting challenge is back for 2021. This year it takes place from 19 to 30 April.

A man and two young girls riding a tandem bike over a bridge

Big Pedal 2021 will take place from 19 to 30 April.

This year, we’ve taken a more flexible approach to the Sustrans Big Pedal competition.

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

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

New year, new theme

Big Pedal has now been running for 11 years.

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

This year we'll encourage pupils to see their local area from a new perspective.

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

Big Pedal 2021

This year's theme will see pupils discovering amazing journeys to school from around the world.

How do I register?

Schools must register to take part in Big Bedal. Registration is quick and easy. Visit and follow the step-by-step instructions.

And if you’re a parent or guardian, contact your school to check that they’re registered to take part.  

Be part of something big

Our vision is a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on the 22 April 2021 by promoting greener, cleaner ways of travelling.

Our 2019 Big Pedal was a huge success. Here's everything you need to know.

Two young girls on their scooters smile at the camera. Their mum is walking behind with a pushchair

#BigPedalWin family competition

The Big Pedal family competition is back for 2021!

Snap a photo or take a video of you and your children walking, cycling, scooting or wheeling to school during 19-30 April and be in for a chance of winning one of three amazing prizes.

If your child(ren) are remote learning, you can still take part by showing us how you are getting active in the name of Big Pedal around your local area or at home.

How to enter and full T&C's

If you have any questions, please get in touch:
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