Huge nationwide Big Pedal competition closes today

Jonathon Harker
Huge nationwide Big Pedal competition closes today

The Sustrans-run, bicycle industry levy Bike Hub-funded Big Pedal competition closes today.

While the final miles are being pedalled by children, teachers and parents as part of the nationwide competition, the total so far stands at a whopping 830,043 journeys logged by the nation's schools.

Mark Cavendish is one of the project's many backers.

1,198 schools have registered to take part in the competition - with a combined school roll of 294,999 pupils.

According to Sustrans stats, on average 49,126 journeys are being clocked each day, with 19 per cent of pupils taking part.

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Official final figures, once they've all been counted up, are expected to be available soon. In the meantime, why not take a look at the video explaining the competition, below:

thebigpedal.org.uk

Tags: sustrans , bike hub , the big pedal

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