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!
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.
Well done to all that took part and the amazing Bike It Officers that made it happen!
By: Jo Hill, Programme Manager, Education & Health
Last Thursday we had a great day at Pimlico Academy in Westminster, where over 600 pupils honed some new found BMX skills. Continue reading BMX Day at Pimlico Academy in Westminster
Newham is the home of the Olympic Velodrome, and as such pupils from Bike It Schools were given the opportunity to be mascots at the Revolution Series. Continue reading Newham Bike It Kids Present Flowers to Stars at Velodrome
Mums , Cycle Instructors and Sutton Council staff celebrate their success at the end of the project
Nine Mums from two schools in the London Borough of Sutton attended an eight week cycle training course to give them the confidence to start riding with their children. Continue reading Teaching parents to cycle in Sutton
Nothing holds back North Croydon’s Rockmount Primary school from getting out doors on their bikes! Continue reading Don’t Let the Cold Weather Stop You!
We were really excited when we were picked to do the Puncture Repair workshop because we love cycling. Also it is interesting to do something different in school with special visitors. Continue reading Puncture Repair Workshop at Harefield Junior School
This term Bike it Plus has really taken off at Acton High School! The winter term started off with a meet and greet with 6th formers in the Acton High 6th form centre. A puncture repair tutorial was also available, which is always a useful skill to have for those tricky situations! Continue reading Bike it Plus takes off at Acton High School!
Interested in what a whole year of Bike It Plus can look like in one borough? Continue reading A peek back at a year of Bike It Plus in Tower Hamlets
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