Get set… we’re taking part in The Big Pedal 2015, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.  Powered by Sustrans and funded by the Bike Hub, the challenge runs from 2nd to 20th March. It’s free to enter and we would love everyone to be involved.

The details

On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. Our best 10 days will determine our final position in the challenge. We’ll be competing against other schools right across the UK, and if we clock up the most bike and scooter journeys we’ll win!

Why we’re taking part

It’s a great way to get more of our pupils travelling to school on their bikes and scooters. We will be competing to become one of the UK’s top schools for two-wheeled journeys and will be in with a chance to win prizes including bike and scooter stunt shows, exciting days out with the YHA and fantastic cycle and scooter storage.


Journeys made by parents, guardians and siblings, known as supporter journeys, are also eligible for prizes. Schools with the most supporter journeys will be entered in to a prize draw to win one of 10 family passes from The National Trust. There is also a prize draw to win a family cycling holiday from Saddle Skedaddle. Enter the competition at 

Burley Oaks’ Big Pedal Raffle – Friday March 6th

Every child who takes part in the Big Pedal on this day will get a raffle ticket on arrival. A little later in the day the raffle will be drawn, Prizes include; bike lights, bike locks, bike helmet, cycling goody bag.

What’s next?

All you need to do is encourage your child(ren) to cycle or scoot to school every day during the event, and join them on their way – parent and sibling journeys count too!  If your child only bikes / scoots one way to school, e.g. they walk to school but bike home this is still counted as a journey.

For more information about the event and details of prizes, go to

Best in Bradford Competition

At the end of the Big Pedal each school will be asked to provide a list of students who have managed to cycle or scoot every day during the competition. These students will be entered into a prize draw for some BIG prizes!

Success stories

Do you have an interesting story about your child cycling to school? Are they happier since discovering cycling? Has cycling changed family life? If you’re happy to share your story, get in touch with Jo Corfield in the Sustrans press office:, or 0207 780 7234.


Last year we were very successful winning balance bikes for Reception and a stunt show for the whole school to watch.  Let’s hope we can be as successful again.