School travel plans
Increasingly schools are promoting cycling for children over 9 years old according to the Government’s ‘Travelling to school’ action plan. By cycling to school, children and parents are taking daily exercise. This has both immediate benefits, as children will be more alert for the day ahead, and long term benefits as both parents and children become healthier.
Whilst cycling to and from school children are able to socialise with other children who live locally and form connections within their community.
Contact your school to find out if they have a staff member liaising with the local council on their school travel plan. If they don't, have a look at our information on making your school better for cycling to see how you can encourage them to improve facilities.