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UK's biggest challenge

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kids on bikes photo

Big Pedal 2019 is organised by the leading cycling and walking charity, Sustrans, and will run from the 25th of March to the 5th of April.

Schools are now being invited to take up the challenge and compete with participating primary and secondary schools to make the most journeys by bike, foot or scooter.

Angellica Bell, British television radio presenter and cycling advocate, is backing this year's competition.

Angellica Bell said:

"I'm delighted to be supporting this year's Big Pedal. It's a fantastic way to encourage more children to cycle, walk or scoot - doing wonders for their health and the environment around them. I hope as many schools as possible sign up for the challenge and inspire children and families across the UK to get on their feet, scooter of bike for their journey to school."

Dozens of schools across the UK will be closing the roads outside the school gates to help reduce air pollution as well as to create an environment in which cycling and walking is safe and enjoyable.

Sustrans CEO, Xavier Brice, believes that even a 2 week event like Big Pedal 2019 will leave a lasting effect on the way people and children travel to school.

This year's theme is ‘Travelling around the body', children can track their progress on a wall chart, learn about the human body and how active travel benefits their health.

Both schools and classes will be entered into daily prize draws for rewards if more than 15% of a school cycle, walk or scoot each day of the challenge. Prizes include scooters.

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