Why cycle to school?

Cycling is an effective, sustainable mode of travel to school and is also a great way to help children get more exercise into their day. Cycling also gives children the opportunity to learn how to explore and navigate their environment safely on their own giving them independence. It is inexpensive, good for the environment, and can help cut down on the congestion from the 29% of trips between 8 and 9am in Great Britain caused by the school run.

How to do it

Cycling to school helps children to develop road safety skills and learn how to manage risk gradually. Of course, an adult can always accompany younger children and help older kids get used to their route until they’re ready to ride alone.

Bikeability training is available in most primary schools across Northamptonshire and can be invaluable in helping to give children the skills necessary to ride to school.

Many schools in towns can be accessed by using off-road routes – download one of our cycle maps to plan the best route.

Check out the Sustrans website for:

Safer Routes to School

Northamptonshire Highways run a Safer Routes to School programme, designed to encourage and assist pupils to walk or cycle by working closely with the county’s schools.

Next steps

20/10/2020 06:49
Northamptonshire County Council and KierWSP, the organisation that looks after roads across the county, are calling on residents to support the Stamp It Out campaign to protect road workers from abuse.
16/10/2020 12:08
Northamptonshire has been placed in Tier 1 of the national Covid-19 alert system, but positive cases have trebled since September and residents are warned ‘Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should,’ in a bid to curb a further rapid rise.
14/10/2020 22:00
Latest updates on disruption to council services and events due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
13/10/2020 14:53
The Business & IP Centre (BIPC) Northamptonshire has joined with the British Library to launch a dedicated, six-month programme: Reset. Restart.
13/10/2020 12:56
The Oxford to Cambridge Arc, which the Chancellor of the Exchequer described as a “key economic priority” for the country, has unveiled its bold vision in a prospectus that has been submitted to Government.