Get active for the Big Pedal 2021 between 19 and 30 April 2021. Organised by Sustrans, the event is open to everyone.
Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Road Safety team is supporting this year’s Big Pedal challenge. On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling, walking, scooting or using a wheelchair to school.
The team hopes as many people as possible get involved and play their part towards a healthier environment for everyone. The Council’s Director of Environment and Communities, Maria Byrne said:
If you live further away from your school and take your children by car the Council’s Road Safety Team recommends parking a little way from the school and walking the last 10 to 15 minutes into school. This will help reduce congestion and air pollution at the school gates and improve road safety.
If walking or cycling to school, even part of the way is not an option, pupils can still get involved by taking an active travel journey at another time during their day. Perhaps a family bike ride, walk or scoot when they get home from school.
For more information visit the Sustrans Big Pedal website: www.bigpedal.org.uk.