Classroom activities and clubs

Learning about the benefits of cycling to school

Cycle training is not currently part of the National Curriculum, but under the Government’s ‘Travelling to school’ action plan teachers are encouraged to use geography, personal, social and health education and other lessons to explain the benefits of sustainable travel including cycling.

If your school is actively trying to promote cycling, speak to staff about whether cycling is covered in any of these lessons.

After-school club

If a lot of kids in your area want to cycle, you may consider setting up a club where they can learn basic road skills and maintenance. You may be eligible for a grant to take this further: see our section on working with communities for more information.