Get ready for Bike to School week 2020
Schools across Camden are invited to take part in a national cycling to school campaign from Monday, 28 September to encourage children and their families to travel to school by bike.
Organised by the national walking and cycling charity Sustrans and supported by the Bikeability Trust, Bike to School week aims to highlight the many benefits of walking and cycling to school, which includes improvements to health and wellbeing as well as reducing air pollution and road congestion.
With social distancing guidelines in place, cycling is also a great way for families to get to school safely whilst creating extra space for others who need to travel to work by public transport.
Bike to School Week is a fantastic opportunity for children and their families to cycle to school and reap the many benefits. Not only does it keep children healthy and active, it also reduces congestions and air pollution and is great option for families to stay safe while maintaining social distance.
We’ve been working hard to make cycling around the borough as easy and safe as possible and to ensure cycling to school is a viable option for our families. This work includes introducing pop-up cycle lanes, improving cycle storage facilities, as well as providing free courses for children to gain the skills to cycle safely to school by bike.
I hope children, families and schools across Camden support this campaign and get inspired to cycle more often or to give it a go for the first time.
Cllr Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for a Sustainable Camden