Building a bike is specialised work, and at Queenswell Infant and Nursery School, Year 2 pupils were given a chance to show off their bike knowledge and budding mechanic skills with a paper build-a-bike session. Continue reading Build a Bike
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
Last Friday saw the launch of two brand new bike shelters at SS Peter and Pauls Catholic Primary school in Ilford! Continue reading Big Bike Shed Launch at school in Ilford!
At the very beginning of each Bike It journey our Bike It Officers work closely with schools and deliver a bespoke programme that encourages pupils and staff to cycle more often. After a year or two, it’s time for the schools to keep up the cycling momentum on their own. Continue reading Once a Bike It school, always a Bike It school
Nower Hill High School had a brilliant turnout for their Doctor Bike on Wednesday 15th October. Forty eight Students brought their bikes in to be checked and we had a good deal of interest during break times from some of the bikes’ owners in how to repair their machines and keep them in good working order.
It was a great start for me on my first day as Harrow’s new Bike It Officer to meet such an enthusiastic school. Looking forward to our next event which will be a bikers’ breakfast in November with hot chocolate for anyone cycling to school that day.
A big thanks to Hilary for all the work she has done in Harrow over the last couple of months.
2014 has been a wonderful year for Bike It Plus and the team has expanded! This academic year we have launched in 4 new boroughs and we also have 8 new members of staff! Come and meet the team…
It is no secret that volunteering is a good thing, especially when you’re in college, university, or have spare time and are looking to boost your CV. However, currently not enough young people volunteer. Here at Sustrans the average age for volunteers is 42.
Magdalena Paczocha, a recent volunteer for sustrans shares her experience in her special guest blog post: Continue reading Rallying young volunteers to the cause
Young leaders at Brent secondary school, QPCS have been trained by their Bike It officer to coach younger students in cycle skills.
The initiative aims to improve continuity in cycling between the primary and junior schools, and the Secondary school with in the Bike It Hub.
The Awesome Salusbury Cycle Crew have made their first public appearance!
Inspired by ‘Bike It’, 12 children at Salusbury Primary School in Brent formed the Crew and trained hard to learn and perfect their Bike Dance skills. Continue reading Salusbury Cycle Crew ‘Dance Off’