LISTEN: North East Pupils Urged To Take Part In The Big Pedal 2017

The Big Pedal 2017

5:46am 20th March 2017

Pupils from North East schools are being encouraged to become more active.

The Big Pedal 2017 starts today until the end of the month.

It will see pupils, teachers and parents across our region leave their cars at home

Its aim is for them to get on their bikes and scooters for their journeys to and from school.

Ben Merry, the Behaviour Change Coordinator for Education at Sustrans tells us more about the challenge:

He says schools can compete with each other:

And tells us why it is called The Big Pedal:

He tells us what the theme is this year:

And which Olympian is an ambassador:

And says it does not matter if your child cannot ride a bike:

He says it will encourage them for the summer:

It it powered by national walking and cycling charity Sustrans and funded by the Bicycle Association on behalf of the cycle industry through its Bike Hub scheme.

The Big Pedal is the UK's largest competition of its kind.

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