Cycling to school

Promoting cycling in schools

There are many ways in which you can encourage children to cycle to your school:

  • Hold cycle training courses
  • Identify safe routes for cycling
  • Work with the Road Safety Officer to develop safe cycling routes and cycle ways, traffic calming and off-road routes
  • Provide secure cycle storage – financial help with this may be available if needed
  • Promote safe cycling to school through events and publicity
  • Have a Bikers’ Breakfast
  • Provide showers and changing facilities and lockers
  • Have a ‘safety first’ cycle helmet campaign
  • Hold a ‘ bike bits swap-shop’ and a ‘Bike Clinic ‘with your local cycle store
  • Have a bike stunt display team to highlight cycling as a leisure activity
  • Hold a sports and cycling fashion show
  • Link with your local doctor’s surgery/Primary Care Trust or hospital to promote healthy ways to get to school
  • Have poster and leaflet campaigns and create a cycling culture in your school.