Published: Monday, 19th April 2021

Medway Council is encouraging children and young people across Medway to cycle, scoot or walk to school as part of a national initiative.

The Big Pedal encourages the whole school community, including, pupils, parents and teachers to become more active and reduce the amount of car journeys on the school run.

From today, Monday, 19 April to Friday, 30 April, Sustrans’ Big Pedal is open to all schools in Medway and across the country.

Medway Council is encouraging schools to sign up for the challenge and record their data.

Schools recording the greatest number of cycling, walking and scooting journeys, including journeys made by wheelchair users, will win equipment and accessories related to active travelling.

Helping reduce the amount of cars on Medway's roads

Cllr Phil Filmer, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Frontline Services, said: “The Big Pedal is a great way to ensure children and young people keep active. I am pleased that 16 schools across Medway have already signed up. Not only does the challenge have great health benefits, but it also helps reduce the amount of cars on Medway’s roads.”

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