The Big Pedal is back on Monday 19th April and we want to WIN! We need children to cycle or scoot to school as often as they can and will have bike-based activities in school every day for two weeks. Look out for:
Children decorate their bikes to their own taste and send us a photo.
Every day there will be a short no-notice bike ride for at least one class
It doesn't go anywhere but it makes delicious smoothies and soups!
No raffle tickets but we will record riders and give random prizes.
To mystery destinations on given dates so children can take a picnic.*
KS2 children can race for their house on our field.
These get 1pt instead of bikes' 2pts and cannot access all activities.
We will be checking bikes and giving guidance on maintenance needed.
We have balance bikes (no pedals) for Y1 & Early Years classes.
We have previously come 1st in Thurrock, 1st in Essex and 15th in UK.
On the last day children can ride as their super heroes.
Children need to ride a bike to school to take part in these activities and should have a helmet. If you live further away and need to bring a bike by car children need to ride at least some of the way. We will provide a hi-vis waistcoat for any rides. *On the mystery ride days children will need a packed lunch. You can send one or the school kitchen can provide one (if your child normally has free meals we will automatically do this unless you tell us otherwise). Please check your child's bike beforehand, make sure they can ride it and that their helmet fits properly. This is a Sustrans event and the main thing is not to drive to school. Children can also walk or scoot but only get 1 point against 2 for cycling. The last day of the Bid Pedal is Superhero Day. We are not asking for any donations for this and children can dress as a classic (eg WonderWoman or BatMan) or local (eg Nurse or Cap. Tom) superhero. Please make sure their outfit is cycle safe - no long capes that could get caught in the spokes.