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15 Jun 2023

A new and improved traineeship programme for women and non-binary people being implemented by  Bike for Good, which delivers Cytech training in Scotland, is proving successful.

14 Jun 2023

The introduction of a 'death by dangerous cycling' law, proposed by then-Transport Secretary Grant Shapps last year, is unlikely to be passed before the next general election due to a lack of...

14 Jun 2023

ACT Gold Member Don Valley Cycles, dubbed “Doncaster’s favourite” cycle shop, has marked its 30th anniversary in business with a 300-mile bike ride.

13 Jun 2023

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7 Jun 2023

NatWest is launching a software-only point-of-sale (softPOS) solution that will enable merchants in the UK to accept in-person contactless payments on Android NFC smartphones.

1 Jun 2023

A new Cycle to Work Scheme that launches this week is claiming to offer partner bike shops the lowest commission fees in the industry at 4%, with an introductory offer of 3% until 31st December...

31 May 2023

A report published by financial institution Claro Money’s wellbeing division on the effects of money worries for retail workers found that 73% of retail workers feel negatively about their...

31 May 2023

ACT partners V12 Finance, who are headline sponsors for this year’s National Cycle Show, have an allocation of free tickets that they would like to share with you!

30 May 2023

ACT Gold Member ICE Trikes is looking for high quality independent bike shops to become new agents or dealers. The company already has dealers and agents in over 32 countries all the way from...

18 May 2023

A lobby group has warned of the “startling rise in the cost of accepting cards” for small businesses after the European chief of Mastercard defended the fees it levies on merchants.

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Schools urged to sign up for this year’s Big Walk and Wheel challenge

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Schools are being encouraged to sign up for The Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel 2023. The walking, wheeling, scooting and cycling to school challenge runs from Monday, March 20 to Friday, March 31.

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This challenge aims to inspire pupils to get active on their journeys to school while also improving air quality in their neighbourhood.

Open to all primary and secondary schools in the UK, the challenge is free to take part in and there are daily prizes to be won. Registering only takes a couple of minutes and there are lots of resources, including curriculum-linked lesson plans, to guide teachers along the way.

Dr Cecilia Oram, Head of Behaviour Change at Sustrans, said: “It’s no secret that walking, wheeling, cycling and scooting to and from school is fantastic for children’s health and wellbeing. An active commute also means less traffic and pollution, making the streets around schools safer for pupils, families and staff.

“By encouraging more young people to make active journeys, schools can instil lifelong habits that lead to happier, healthier communities. Plus, there are lots of exciting prizes on offer. So, get involved by heading to the Big Walk and Wheel website and download free resources to help you get started.”

On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest proportion of pupils walking, using a wheelchair, scooting or cycling to school. A school’s best five days will determine their final position and schools at the top of their leaderboards will receive an exclusive Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel certificate.

Free resources are available to encourage pupils to help reduce air pollution and learn about the benefits of active travel for themselves, their school, their neighbourhood, and the whole planet.

To join, and to find out more about the Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel 2023, visit bigwalkandwheel.org.uk.

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