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Hop, skip and jump back to school

11th August 2020

The summer holidays always seem to last forever when you’re a kid, but this autumn it’s back to school for pupils and teachers.

With the government encouraging us all to be more active, there’s no better time to jump on your bike or stretch your legs by walking to school.

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has committed to investing thousands of pounds in cycle lanes and cycling lessons for children and adults. That means in the last few weeks of summer holidays, while the weather is good, you can boost your confidence on two wheels with the whole family!

Cycling and walking are not only good for keeping you fit and healthy which will help your body fight off nasty infections and viruses, it also benefits the environment too. By walking or cycling to school we can reduce the number of cars on the road, improve the air we breathe and reduce polluting emissions that lead to climate change. Did you know that two thirds of all car journeys are less than 5 miles – that’s only 25 mins on your bike!*

So, as you start to get ready to go back to school, think about the active ways you could get there. It’s easy to jump in the car to get to school but think about all the benefits to your health and the environment that you could get if you chose another way.

Top tips for active back to school journeys:


Remember to stay safe however you choose to get to school.

*Source: British Cycling