Big Pedal can make a big difference to schools and families
Cycling, scooting, walking, wheeling – the Big Pedal is calling on schools across the UK to find an active way to get to classes. As an event sponsor, Broxap is encouraging as many teachers and pupils as possible to sign up. As well as a cleaner school run, the Big Pedal aims to improve the health and wellbeing of students, parents and teachers as they ditch the car and get moving. During the last event, more than 1,682 schools made 3,869,618 journeys by cycle, foot, wheelchair and scooter. And we hope the experience encouraged many more healthy commutes throughout the following year.
Broxap and the Big Pedal
Broxap is proud to work with sustainable travel charity Sustrans in the Big Pedal 2021. Helping more people get out on their bikes is an issue close to our hearts. We believe having the right infrastructure in place removes some of the barriers preventing people cycling in their community. And with safe, strong and secure cycle and scooter parking provision readily available in our neighbourhoods, those who haven’t considered cycling before may be spurred on to give it a try. As a Big Pedal partner, Broxap has donated a junior-size cycle parking rack and a scooter rack, which are perfect for primary schools, as prizes. On each day of the challenge, participants compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling, walking, scooting or using a wheelchair to school. Pupils learning remotely can complete a physical activity at home or take another active journey with a family member. All schools will be entered into daily prize draws for rewards if more than 15 per cent of their members take part on each day of the challenge. A school’s best five days will determine their final position, and schools at the top of their leader boards will receive an exclusive Sustrans Big Pedal certificate.
As the cycling bug bites, Broxap can work with schools to put the right support measures in place. From concept to completion, our teams are on hand throughout the project to ensure the needs of individual schools are met. We can discuss the design, manufacture, supply and installation of the best cycle and scooter parking solutions according to location, capacity and special requirements. And with a range of products in stock or manufactured from our North Staffordshire workshop, we can advise on accurate lead times and custom features to help schools in the development of sustainable travel plans. Our cycle storage products include shelters, compounds, lockers and hubs. And our extensive cycle parking range features stands and racks as well as two-tier and space saving solutions.
The Big Pedal initiative runs from April 19 to April 30 in 2021 and registration is open now. To find out more about how Broxap can work with your school to improve cycle parking and cycle storage for students and staff, get in touch today.