BMX Star visits Brent’s Big Pedal Star School!

The Big Pedal, Sustrans’ annual national cycling to school competition, went off with a bang in Brent this year.

Salusbury Primary slammed the Large Primary School Category, winning  the Top Slot in Brent!

They came  in 4th place in London and 47th place nationally.

over 50% of the school were on their bikes and scooters, as well as parents, little sista’s and bro’s, and lots of the school staff too.

Keelan Phillips, the world champion flatland BMX Star was the top Brent prize! They lapped up their well deserved victory!

Keelan spent a whole day at the school. He performed 2 shows and held workshops for the top Big Pedal classes, teaching them how to do some of the tricks that he performs. Children were in awe at his superb show of skills and were super excited to have a go on Keelan’s bikes. They picked up the basics really well and are now inspired to keep learning more. The whole school has gone BMX mad!

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In the Secondary School Category, Queens Park Community School came top in Brent and in London, and came 27th nationally. They will also be receiving a visit from Keelan, very soon!

15 of Brent’s  Bike It schools  took part in The Big Pedal this year. The competition was a massive success and had a huge impact on cycling in the borough. All schools taking part saw very impressive results…

And now check out the STATS!

This year Brent Bike It schools combined have achieved an unprecedented number of journeys!

  • Total journeys: 22299
  • Child journeys (bike): 7379
  • Child journeys (scooter): 9740
  • Supporter journeys: 5180

I’m so proud. Well done Everyone!

For more information about The Big Pedal visit

bigpedal.org.uk/