Being more active on your journey to school has so many benefits but don’t just take our word for it…A 2012 study of 20,000 Danish children showed those who walked or cycled to school had better concentration.
We have some fantastic routes to walk, cycle or scoot to school and we are planning more. To plan your routes visit The Route.
Your school can get involved too
The Bike It Plus project has been successfully running in schools in Bridgwater since October 2012. There are now 14 schools in and around Bridgwater involved with Bike It Plus. Bike It Plus works with schools to encourage their pupils to be more active on their journey to school. It is then hoped that children will continue the habit when they move to secondary school, college and eventually work. A programme of activities, events and classroom sessions promotes cycling, scooting and walking as an alternative to the car. The idea is that this will not only reduce traffic congestion around schools but that pupils will get fit and have fun!
Getting to College
Cycling to college can be quick and low cost with our bike loan scheme. You will get a new mountain bike, lights and lock worth £315.00. You only pay £49 to use the bike for a year and pay a deposit of £89. Plus your bike will be serviced for you, free of charge. At the end of the year, you either return the bike to us (and we give you your £89 deposit back, minus any costs for damage or repair), or you keep hold of the bike and we keep your £89 deposit.
73% of students who loaned a bike from us said they cycled more since the project started. 75% said they would not have cycled without their loan bike.
It’s a great deal for you and application is easy. To see the full scheme details and apply visit www.movingsomersetforward.co.uk/bike-loan