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London schools cycle to the moon and back. Twice!

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London Schools cycle to the moon and back. Twice!

Wow! March 2015 saw another massively exciting Big Pedal, both Nationally and in London.

The Big Pedal in London in numbers:

  • Total journeys: 211617
  • Child journeys (bike): 69569
  • Child journeys (scooter): 106339
  • Supporter journeys: 35709

London schools cycles over 560,000 miles which is more than 20 trips around the world!

Those cycling to school saved over 350,000 car journeys, £70,000 and 15,000 gallons of fuel.

Over 10 million calories were burned over the three weeks, the equivalent of 40,000 doughnuts!

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Pupils at Downsview Primary in Croydon enjoying the Big Pedal! Photo by Rox Hackwood

Read on for the results…..

London schools had their most successful year yet with 9 primary schools coming in the top 100 in the UK. Congratulations to Pope John RC School in Hammersmith and Fulham for topping the London league and coming 11th overall.

Equally as successful were our Secondary schools with all seven entrants coming in the top 50 nationally. Queens Park Community School in Brent took the title of London champs  coming 24th in the UK.

A special mention must also go to Priory School, an SEN school in Croydon who came second overall in the secondary school three day challenge. They worked hard to rack up the miles on static bikes and with laps of their playground.

A full list of results can be found here.

Well done to all that took part and the amazing Bike It Officers that made it happen!

By: Jo Hill, Programme Manager, Education & Health

World Cup Cyclist Visits Croydon Schools

Londoner Andy Smith set himself a very large six month challenge. He was to cycle 5,000 miles across Brazil to all of the Stadiums during the World Cup. He completed his challenge this summer AND managed to raise £5,500 for charity in the process! Croydon Bike It school were lucky enough to have him visit to share his story. Continue reading World Cup Cyclist Visits Croydon Schools