This unique project works with schools across
Bike It officer, Clare Robinson, will be working with
The Bike It project works directly with pupils, parents and staff to help them overcome whatever it is that is preventing them from cycling to school by organising cycle training, helping to install new bike sheds, contributing to classroom work and providing information about safe routes to schools.
Participating schools across
Robinson said: “It’s vital that we give young people the opportunity to travel in ways, which are healthy, sustainable and fun.
“We know from our research that almost a third of children would like to cycle to school when only 2% currently do – there’s an enormous potential for increasing cycling levels in this country.”
As they city embraces its new status as
Bike It officer Emma Mather said: “I am delighted that
“Over the next two years we’ll be working together to remove or reduce barriers that are currently preventing children from pedalling to classes. Cycling to school has so many benefits for pupils such as improved health, confidence and concentration as well as the obvious benefits for the environment in which they will grow up in.”
Mike Baugh, Road Safety Education Team Leader at Bristol City Council said: “In our
Staff, parents and teachers who are interested in promoting cycling and walking in their school are encouraged to call the Sustrans School Travel Team on 0117 915 0100 for free information and advice.