Bikelife Suffolk Shortlisted for Modeshift Award
We are thrilled that our Bikelife Suffolk project run with Suffolk County Council and 8 primary schools in Bury St Edmunds, has been shortlisted for 'best sustainable travel education initiative' in the Modeshift Annual Awards!
Thanks to funding from Suffolk County Council, each school took part in a variety of cycling activities run by Outspoken Training which, whilst being fun, were designed to create a better cycling culture within the school and local community and to change behaviour in how children and parents travelled to school.
Pupils from Abbots Green, All Saints, Hardwick, Howard, Sebert Wood, Sexton’s Manor, St Edmundsbury and Westgate all worked hard throughout the year and overall the schools managed to increase the number riding to school at least once a week by over 180%. Throughout the year the project achieved:
Over 100 pupils learnt how to ride for the first time
Over 900 bikes were serviced using Dr Bike maintenance sessions
100 junior bike mechanics were created through maintenaince lessons
Over 220 Year 5 pupils enjoyed Bikeability Level 1 & 2 training
In additon to this over 1150 pupils, teachers and parents took part in the end of project activity days at the beginning and end of the project giving all participants the chance to try out some pretty unusual bikes or power up the disco using pedal power. They also enjoyed competing against each other with the Cycle Sprint challenge.
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