The Big Pedal 2017


We’ve got some amazing prizes up for grabs for this year’s winning schools!

All schools will be entered into daily prize draws for rewards including bike and scooter stunt shows, equipment and storage if over 15% of your school cycle or scoot on each day of the challenge.

Matti Hemmings

Matti Hemmings

The winning school on day one will be treated to an exhilarating visit from professional Flatland BMX champion and Guinness World Record holder, Matti Hemmings.

Matti will wow the winning classes with a variety of tricks, whilst promoting positive messages of safe cycling, the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the benefits of hard work and dedication.

At the end of each show, there will be time for a Q&A session and Matti will also lead 30-minute workshops for selected groups of children to learn some basic BMX skills.

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Sustrans Four Point Mapping

The winning school on day two will receive a bespoke travel map. An A3 digital map will be created in partnership with the school by Sustrans Four Point Mapping.

Sustrans Four Point Mapping specialise in producing sustainable transport mapping. They believe in promoting alternatives to car travel and have developed expertise in presenting more sustainable modes of transport in the best way possible, through easy to read maps and guides both in print and online.



Islabikes give children a real head start in cycling, from learning balance to full-on racing. Expertly designed around the proportions of a growing child and especially lightweight, Islabikes allow children to realise their potential at every stage of their cycling development.

The winning schools on day three, six and nine will each receive three bikes, all being a suitable size for the age groups that will be using them.

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Superheroes/Move Award

On day four of The Big Pedal, five winning schools will receive a sample pack of Sustrans’ Superheroes or Move award schemes.

Sustrans’ Superheroes is an award scheme recognising pupils’ skills and achievements in walking, scooting and cycling. Aimed at 7- to 11-year-olds, pupils gain points for activities they complete to become either a Sustrans Hero or Superhero.

Based on a booklet of activities, the scheme provides the structure and inspiration for children to learn and practice the skills essential for fun, safe and sustained active travel to school and for other journeys.

Move is an exciting award scheme which supports individual pupils aged 11-16 to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to travel actively and independently by walking, scooting and cycling.

The award aims to impact positively on physical and mental health and build key capabilities that support success in education and work. Young people solve real-life problems and engage with their peers, school and community to make a real difference.

Alastair Humphreys

The winning school on day five will receive a visit and set of his books, The Boy who Biked the World, from the adventurer, author and motivational speaker, Alastair Humphreys.

As well as expeditions such as cycling round the world, walking across India and rowing the Atlantic, Alastair was named as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his pioneering work on the concept of microadventures, trying to encourage people to get outside, get out of their comfort zone and go somewhere they’ve never been. A microadventure is an adventure that is close to home, cheap, simple, short, and yet very effective.

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Sustrans Shop

The winning school on day seven will receive a £100 voucher to spend in the Sustrans Shop.

The online shop sells a comprehensive range of Sustrans’ cycling maps and guides as well as a selection of the very best cycling and walking resources from well-recognised brands such as Cicerone, Goldeneye, Ordnance Survey and Harvey.


Cyclepods Cycle Storage

The winning school on day eight will receive either a Minipod or two Streetpods.

Cyclepods are manufacturers of award-winning bike storage who specialize in products manufactured from sustainable materials that are carefully designed to prevent overcrowding and damage to bikes.

The Minipod is a fun, colourful and compact cycle storage design which secures eight bikes and eight scooters. Available in a range of colours, the Minipod is ideal for primary schools encouraging cycling and the children love them!

The Streetpod is a secure and stylish product that offers maximum bike protection for two bikes per pod. It can secure the bike frame and both wheels with a single lock and is the only police-approved cycle storage system which has also been Sold Secure rated and Secured by Design Approved.

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The Extreme Mountain Bike Show

Extreme Mountainbike Show

The winning school on day ten will receive a visit from The Extreme Mountain Bike Show, the UK’s biggest independent display team. The team features riders with World, European and British titles and they guarantee an electrifying show that the whole school will remember for years to come.

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