The Big Pedal rolls into CtS

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CtS is really excited to be taking part in The Big Pedal 2016, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. We hope that by encouraging our children to walk, cycle and scoot to school over the next two weeks that we will see a reduction in congestion and pollution around the local area and help the children feel healthier and happier.

Powered by Sustrans and funded by the Bike Hub, the challenge runs from 18th to 29th April. It’s free to enter and we would love everyone to be involved.

The details
On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. Our best 10 days will determine our final position in the challenge. We’ll be competing against other schools right across the UK, and if we clock up the most bike and scooter journeys we’ll win!

Why we’re taking part
It’s a great way to get more of our pupils travelling to school on their bikes and scooters. We will be competing to become one of the UK’s top schools for two-wheeled journeys and will be in with a chance to win prizes including bike and scooter stunt shows, exciting days out with the YHA and fantastic cycle and scooter storage!

Journeys made by parents, guardians and siblings, known as supporter journeys, are also eligible for prizes. Schools with the most supporter journeys will be entered in to a prize draw to win one of 10 family passes from The National Trust.

What’s next?
All you need to do is encourage your child(ren) to cycle or scoot to school every day during the event, and join them on their way – parent and sibling journeys count too! Please remember your bike helmets for safety and cycle locks for security. There will be a free Bike Breakfast provided at the Grove site on 25th April, for anyone who arrives on two wheels - even more incentive should you need it.

For more information about the event and details of prizes, go to www.bigpedal.org.uk

Please contact Mr Palmer if you have any questions. Enjoy the ride!

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