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Leave the car behind and bike to school

Published: 22 September 2021

Leave the car behind and bike to school Bike to School Week

Families are being encouraged to leave the car behind and use pedal power instead during Bike to School Week.

Bike to School Week runs from 27 September to 1 October and is being backed by Exeter City Council.

Bike to School Week is a week-long event across the UK to encourage families to cycle and scoot to school. It's a great way to celebrate the huge benefits an active school run brings. The initiative is being run by Sustrans in partnership with Bikeability.

Children and parents are being encouraged to find out how their school can get involved. It's free to take part and to download the resources available to schools.

Bike to School Week is a great opportunity to celebrate cycling and scooting and the positive impact it has on children’s health and wellbeing as well as the environment.

It’s also better for the environment and cuts down on carbon emissions. Exeter City Council is right behind the initiative – getting more people active and helping the city become carbon neutral by 2030.

Cllr Duncan Wood, Lead Councillor for Leisure and Physical Activity, said: “This is a great initiative. Cycling is a really good way to stay fit and active. Exeter is a relatively small city and perfect for cycling, with dedicated cycling lanes and shared paths. I look forward to seeing some more people out on their bikes during Cycle to School Week.”

Anyone looking to take part might want to take advantage of free Dr Bike checks being carried out in Princesshay until the end of September.

Ride-On are offering free ‘check and tune’ 30 minute bike sessions, dealing with any quick fixes and advising on any major works people might need.

Founded in 2011, Ride-On Cycling’s vision is to see a cleaner, healthier and more active Exeter by supporting people to cycle more with safe and reliable bikes.

Live and Move is a programme funded by Sport England to support people in Exeter and Cranbrook to lead more active lives.

To find out more about the free bike checks, visit the Princesshay website for more information on how to book

To find out more about Bike to School Week visit the Sustrans website

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