Getting started

school children fixing their bikes at school

Use our free, practical advice, information and resources to support young people in Wales to cycle, walk and scoot to school, and build a culture of active travel.

Enabling more young people to travel actively has far reaching benefits for their health in addition to reducing congestion around the school and improving the local environment.  

Six-Week Guide

Increase active travel to school by using our step-by-step guide for young people in Wales. Designed for teachers, parents and governors, you’ll find guidance about events and curriculum activities.

Designed to be delivered over six weeks (though you can take longer if you wish) the programme culminates in a celebratory week of action – a perfect build- up to Sustrans’ Big Shift or our The Big Pedal.


Moving Up

A guide for professionals working with 11-18 year olds, setting out how to promote active travel in secondary schools, colleges and the community.

Our resource includes best practice guidance, case studies of activities and methods used by our experienced officers to enthuse, engage and inspire young people to walk and cycle as everyday travel choices.


Lush Hour

This pupil-led toolkit was produced in participation with young people to enable secondary schools to develop a peer-led approach around active travel to school.

Activities are useful for school councils, year groups and eco-teams and enable young people to develop leadership skills.


Suss it Out

Download our Suss it Out activities for the classroom. With 5 different themes to choose from, these quick, engaging activities get Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 pupils exploring their health, environment and safety and can be easily fitted into the busy school day.

For more information about how Sustrans works with schools in Wales email us at [email protected] or call 02920 650602.