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The Big Pedal / Turas Mór Rothaíochta Sustrans

16th Apr 2021

The Big Pedal - Join in the Big Pedal - cycle, walk, wheel or scoot to school.

Monday 19 April - Friday 30 April.

Dear Parents/Carers,

Get set… we’re taking part in Sustrans Big Pedal 2021, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting challenge. The challenge runs from 19 April to 30 April. It’s free and we would love everyone to be involved.


What do you need to do?


Encourage your child(ren) to take active journeys to school on as many days as possible during the event, and join them on their way.

Why we are taking part


Sustrans Big Pedal is a great way to get children active, which is important for physical health and mental wellbeing.

Active school runs also help to reduce congestion and air pollution outside the school gate.

Covid-19 has made active travel to school even more important. The Department for Education have said encouraging active travel to school helps “to enable pupils to be physically active while encouraging physical distancing.”

Plus there are some great prizes to be won every day if we get enough children taking part!

Cycle, walk, scoot and snap to win family prizes


You and your family can also win prizes during Sustrans Big Pedal. Simply post a photo of you and your child(ren) cycling, walking, wheeling or scooting to school on social media during the challenge using #BigPedalWin.

To be in with a chance of winning, you’ll need to follow Sustrans on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook

Be sure to check the terms and conditions found on the Big Pedal website prior to entering the competition.



The Big Pedal is For Everyone


We want to make sure that everyone can get involved Sustrans Big Pedal.

We know there may be things which make it more difficult for some pupils to take part than others. For example, some children may have different mobility needs This should not stand in the way of your child(ren) taking part.

If you want to discuss more about your child(ren)’s specific needs, please contact me and we will make sure that there is a way for your child to take part.


Useful resources


To help you prepare, Sustrans has developed a handy free guide packed with advice, games and challenges to help you have hassle-free cycle, walk or scoot to school. 

Download your free family guide using this link:

Please use the below link for tips on staying safe on the school run during lockdown:

For more information about the event go to Enjoy the challenge!