Published: Monday, 14th March 2022

Pupils, staff, parents and carers are encouraged to leave their bus passes and car keys at home for the Big Walk and Wheel competition this month.

We are encouraging schools across Medway to sign up to Sustran’s free Big Walk and Wheel competition which begins on Monday, 21 March until Friday, 1 April, for the chance to win fantastic prizes.

New bikes, scooters and cycle racks are just a some of the prizes available for primary and secondary schools across Medway, who take part.

Schools will compete to see who can set the record for the highest number of foot or wheel powered journeys, with daily prizes available. Travelling can include walking, running, wheeling, scooting or cycling.

If schools are not able to take part in the main challenge, they can take part in a one-day contest and host a day filled with cycling, walking and scooting activities throughout the school day.

Encourage active travel

Cllr Phil Filmer, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Frontline Services, said: “I’m pleased that we are supporting the Big Walk and Wheel for the eighth year in a row, with 19 Medway schools already signed up for the contest. The challenge is a great way to encourage active travel and reduce the number of cars on Medway’s roads. The campaign supports our ambition to become a Child-Friendly City, putting children and young people at the heart of everything we do, and I would encourage schools to find out more about this opportunity.”

Find out more information about Sustrans’ Big Walk and Wheel.

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