Cycle or scoot around the world in 10 days
1,165 schools registered
5,039 classes registered
522,737 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.
Do you work with schools for a Local Authority?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can support you to promote the Big Pedal in your area.
Prizes up for grabs
Our lead sponsor Micro Scooters is giving away fantastic prizes to winning schools 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 Frog 73s in bright orange. Find out more.
Brightkidz promote walk-to-school, cycling and road safety initiatives and a wide range of fun, bright waistcoats, shoe clips and reflector packs are up for grabs for the winning schools. Find out more.
Inspired by Japanese school bags from the 70s and 80s, the Goodordering bags are highly versatile, practical accessories, perfect for a life on the go. A variety of fantastic bag prizes, such as retro Messenger bags, Mini backpack, Tube bag and Handlebar bags are on offer for winning schools! Find out more.
Broxap Ltd., one of the UK’s leading designers, manufacturers and installers of cycle parking, are offering colourful parking to a winning school with a cycle and scooter rack. The winning school will be able to pick the colour for their racks to provide fun, eye-catching parking for their pupil’s scooters and bicycles. Find out more.