The Big Pedal: It’s off!

The Big Pedal cycle to school event has kicked off today. Run by Sustrans, and funded by the Bike Hub levy, the Big Pedal involves more than 250,000 school children across the UK, who will be logging the mileage of their sustainable journeys to school as part of the UK’s biggest school cycling event.

The Big Pedal will see more than 1 million journeys being logged.

Pupils, teachers and parents cycle or scoot to school to complete each of the 15 Big Pedal stages, which is a bit like the daily stages of cycling’s big annual event, the Tour de France.

The more people that cycle or scoot to school, the faster the school completes each stage.

The eventual Big Pedal winner is the school that completes the whole race in the quickest overall time.

The Big Pedal has a Twitter feed and a website, and you can watch their video on YouTube The Big Pedal 2012

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