Sustrans Big Pedal is back - 19th - 30th April 2021

Sustrans Big Pedal is back - 19th - 30th April 2021

Posted: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 12:25

Sustrans Big Pedal is back - 19th - 30th April 2021

Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK's largest inter-school cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting challenge.

Schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents making active journeys to school. The challenge will run from 19 to 30 April. It is free to enter and there are daily prizes to be won.

With the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns resulting in many spending more time at home, Sustrans Big Pedal 2021 is adapting to become more flexible, and pupils will be able to take part in the competition and supporting activities whether they are travelling to school or learning at home.

To support schools throughout Big Pedal, there's a range of free resources available.

These include:

· Daily lesson plans suitable for the classroom and remote learning

· Daily physical activity challenges

· A school account on the Big Pedal website

· Resources to help schools communicate with families

We also provide registered promoters with access to schools leader boards and the tools to set their own challenges and provide additional incentives.

The competition, which has now been running for 11 years, is fronted by Dame Sarah Storey, British Paralympian and 38-time world champion in cycling and swimming.

The theme of this year's competition, 'Amazing Journeys', will encourage pupils to see their local areas from a different perspective, learn about the benefits of active travel and discover amazing journeys to school from around the world.

Further information about the event can be found at:

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Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    Somerset CCG
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK