Bike to School Week rolls out
FAMILIES across Scotland are being encouraged to take part in Sustrans’ Bike to School Week from June 5 to 9 and discover the benefits of cycling, scootering and walking.
Bike to School Week is also a time to celebrate the good work already being done in schools to inspire more children and their parents to cycle, scoot or walk to school.
Run by Sustrans Scotland, the free event is open to schools across Scotland and, to celebrate, Sustrans has produced a series of teaching resources helping explore the benefits of travelling by bike, scooter and on foot.
Activities range from planning the school journey to conducting a traffic survey, learning about the effects of activity on the heart and carrying out simple checks on bikes and scooters.
Cecilia Oram, Sustrans Scotland Smarter Choices co- ordinator said: ‘We hope as many schools as possible get behind Bike to School Week. It is a great opportunity for parents to encourage their children to be more active in their journey to school.
‘Cycling, scootering and walking form part of the solution to many of today’s challenges - from air pollution to congestion, childhood obesity and physical inactivity. The average primary school journey is 1.6 miles - a distance that can be cycled, scooted or walked as an easy way of building more physical activity into our busy lives.’
Ask your child’s school to take part in Bike to School Week. For more information, visit www.sustrans.org.uk/ bike- school-week.