Bike It for primary schools

What is Bike It?

Bike It was invented by the charity Sustrans to create an active and sustainable travel culture in the school community, to improve health and well-being and to reduce carbon emissions and congestion. It is all about helping children get fit and healthy by teaching them the skills they need to cycle and scoot responsibly.

Join Sustrans’ school travel subscription scheme for exclusive access to online accreditation, discounts and great ideas for creating a happier, healthier school community. Subscription includes:

  • Access to our School Mark accreditation scheme, a clear framework for increasing walking, cycling and scooting journeys to school, and demonstrating that you’re doing great things to benefit your school and the wider community
  • Discounts on cycle and scooter storage, bikes, equipment and accessories
  • Access to the Learning Journey, a unique resource packed full of inspiring lesson ideas, with objectives that link to the national curriculum
  • Exclusive e-news, with regular lesson ideas and expert opinion on issues affecting your school.

Our introductory offer gives you access for a year from your purchase date for just £95.

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The Big Street Survey

Our Big Street Survey is an exciting curriculum resource enabling pupils to investigate the area around their school and create a manifesto on how to make their streets safer and greener.

Working both inside and outside the classroom, pupils explore what they like and dislike about their neighbourhood, before using their manifesto to lobby decision-makers and elected representatives at national and local level to make their changes happen.

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Sustrans Superheroes

Sustrans’ Superheroes is an award scheme recognising pupils’ skills and achievements in walking, scooting and cycling. Aimed at 7- to 11-year-olds, pupils gain points for activities they complete to become either a Sustrans Hero or Superhero.

Become a hero

The Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel

Sustrans’ annual Big Walk and Wheel (renamed Big Pedal for 2022) is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge. Each spring, schools compete to see who can get the most pupils, families and staff members to arrive on two wheels. The more that do, the greater the chance to win some fantastic prizes from bike and scooter storage to cycle stunt shows by the UK’s best riders. The competition is weighted according to the size of the school, so everyone has a fair chance to win!

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The Big Shift

Sustrans’ Big Shift is a free-to-access online challenge designed to motivate the school community to travel more actively. The challenge sets the school individual targets based on how pupils currently travel to school, helping them make a Small Step, Big Stride or Giant Leap to increasing active travel.

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Bike It resources for your Primary School

Bike It offers a range of resources to help you and your pupils get going. These include starting scootering, teaching a child to ride without stabilisers and giving your bike the M check. And you can find a few of these along with further guidance and resources on the Sustrans website.