Bike to School Week 2021
Children are being encouraged to bike or scoot to school this Bike to School Week (27 September to 1 October 2021).
It's a great way to celebrate the huge benefits an active school run brings.
Dudley Council works with schools all year round to encourage active school runs, whether that’s walking, biking or scooting. It also runs a series of bikeability sessions in schools from nursery upwards aimed at giving children the skills and confidence they need to work their way up to cycling beyond the playground. Bikeability cycle training enables riders to cycle skilfully and confidently, and contributes to more people cycling, more safely, more often.
Councillor Karen Shakespeare, cabinet member for public realm, said:
It’s great that we’re able to go back into schools to deliver bikeability training and help children develop the skills and confidence to ultimately cycle on the roads.
Bike to school week is a great way to keep fit, but also helps to reduce the amount of cars on the roads, reducing congestion around our schools and improving air quality for everyone. And with our family bike training and the new cycle hire scheme, there’s a chance for everyone to get on their bike and join in.
Cycle training for adults and families is also available during school holidays, weekends and at various holiday schemes and people can of course make the most of the West Midlands Cycle Hire scheme. The distinctive grey and green bikes are available in docking stations placed at key locations in and around the Stourbridge area. Approximately 70 bikes across 9 docking station locations have been installed, with the first half hour of use completely free.
For more information on Bike to School Week visit https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/projects/uk-wide/schools/bike-to-school-week