After one year of Bike It in Blackpool, the percentage of pupils regularly cycling to school in Blackpool has increased (from 9% before Bike It to 23% after one year of engagement) with a notable decrease in the percentage of pupils who said that they 'never' cycle to school (from 82% prior to Bike It to 59% after one year of engagement).
We've had a busy term in
As the weather has been improving there have been many children out on playground cycle skills sessions and learning how to keep their bikes on the road by repairing punctures.
We've taught 27 children from Waterloo Primary to ride on two wheels and St Nicholas CE Primary had a great Bling Your Bike competition with 41 children coming in with amazing brightly decorated bikes.
Congratulations to the seven schools that took part in The Big Pedal clocking up 9,422 journeys to and from school. Special mentions go to Waterloo Primary for first place and Mereside Primary as runners up. It's been great to see all those bulging bike sheds, keep up the good work everyone.