Cycle or scoot around the world in 10 days
739 schools registered
2,636 classes registered
324,530 pupils taking part
Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge inspiring pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.
Sustrans Big Pedal will run for 10 days from 23 April to 4 May 2018 and is open to individual classes as well as whole schools.
What is the challenge?
On each day, schools compete to see who can get as many of their pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. Your school’s best five days will determine your final position, but you can log journeys on all ten days if you wish.
For schools unable to take part in the main event we have a one-day challenge, which can include cycling and scooting activities in the school day as well as on the journey to school.
Fundraising superhero day
To celebrate the finale of the challenge there is also the option to join our superhero fundraiser day. All money raised will help us to enable thousands of children to walk, cycle or scoot every day – making the school run safer and healthier.
Daily prize draws
Schools will be entered into daily prize draws for rewards including bike stunt shows, equipment and storage if over 15% of your school community cycle or scoot on each day of the challenge.
Prizes up for grabs
Our lead sponsor Micro Scooters is awarding a fantastic array of to winning schools and supporters during the Big Pedal challenge. The prizes range from beautifully engineered scooters to exciting scooter accessories. Find out more.
Extreme Mountain Bike Show
Exhilarating entertainment is in store for the school who wins a visit from the Extreme Mountain Bike Show, the UK’s biggest Moutntain Bike and Trials/BMX demonstration show. Find out more.
Matti Hemmings BMX Stunt Show
An inspirational show awaits one winning school in the form of Matti Hemmings, professional Flatland BMX champion, 3 x Guinness World Record holder, and star of hit Nickelodeon TV show “Get Your Skills On”. Find out more.
Frog bikes make cycling FUN for children, and are rewarding a winning school 10 of their colourful, high quality and lightweight kid’s bikes. Find out more.