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11 Dec 2023

Bike Europe has reported that “serious concerns” remain about the enforcement of a ban on the sale of e-bike chargers and conversion kits by one of the largest online sellers,...

11 Dec 2023

It has been reported that The Cycle Show, the major industry event held at London's Alexandra Palace and which this year celebrated its 20th anniversary, has fallen victim to the challenging...

30 Nov 2023

New research from Lime entitled “Tackling the Gender Pedal Gap” has most women facing barriers to cycling, including poorly lit streets and isolated routes. The report claims...

27 Nov 2023

Torq Zone Academy, a leading institution of vocational training in South Africa, has been re-accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO), for another five years, to offer...

27 Nov 2023

Cycling UK has released its annual 100 Women in Cycling list for 2023, the seventh such initiative to celebrate women across the British cycling community and those who inspire others to cycle.

27 Nov 2023

The former commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Lord Hogan-Howe, has said number plates should be introduced on the back of bikes to stop so many cyclists being a danger on...

23 Nov 2023

Retail sector leaders have expressed a range of concerns, from taxation to business rates, following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement this week.

15 Nov 2023

The British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA), which works with over 6,000 independent businesses of all sizes across the UK, has outlined its expectations from the government...

14 Nov 2023

ACT member and Cytech-accredited Stonehaven shop Bike Remedy has been given permission to expand its offering by building a bike shelter and tool station outside its premises.

14 Nov 2023

As more people turn to cycling, more jobs are being created in the industry, according to an article in The Sun.

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Cycle to School Week to celebrate the joy of active journeys.

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Sustrans are calling on schools and families across the UK to take part in Cycle to School Week from 25 to 29 September to experience how travelling actively can be healthy, cheap and fun.

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It has been estimated that more than two thirds of children between age five and 10 live less than a mile away from their school, almost two-thirds are driven the short distance. A Sustrans survey shows that around four out of every five children would like to make that journey by walking, wheeling, scooting or cycling.

Organised by The Bikeability Trust, in partnership with Sustrans, Cycle to School Week encourages families and schools to celebrate active journeys.

Participants can either choose to pledge to swap one car journey for cycling, cycle to school every day, or cycle with their family or discover somewhere new.

Schools are equipped with the tools to encourage their pupils to take part in the week, including presentations, activities and lesson plans created by Sustrans and The Bikeability Trust. The resources are available throughout the year on the Sustrans website, allowing schools to continue the conversation around active travel beyond Cycle to School Week.  

  • Research shows that 71% of UK school pupils are worried about climate change.
  • Transport accounts for 27% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions
  • Switching from the car to cycling, scooting or walking the school run can help reduce air pollution around the school gates.

 In addition, getting active on the way to school provides a boost to children's physical health and wellbeing. Children arrive more relaxed, alert and ready to start the day. It improves our mental health by reducing stress and anxiety and increasing our self-esteem. There's reduced congestion and pollution around the school. Children are more aware of road safety and feel more independent.

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