Bike It and cycling in schools
Travel Shropshire wants to make it easier for children to cycle, both to school and in general.
We're doing this by:
- Building more cycle routes to schools and other places you want to go to.
- Building more places to cross the road near schools and other places you want to go to.
- Putting in more places for you to park your bike at school. So you don't have to worry about it getting wet or stolen.
- Teaching lots more kids to cycle, so you have better skills.
- Running cycling events and activities at school.
- Giving your parents lots of advice so they feel happier for you to ride your bike.
What would make it easier for you to cycle to school?
Email us at email@example.com to tell us what you want.
Travel Shropshire funds Bike It, a Sustrans project, in Shrewsbury and Oswestry. The Shrewsbury Bike It officer, Kim Williams, has been working with schools since 2008. The Oswestry Bike It Officer, Jo Morison, started in April 2012.
Bike It officers work with schools, mostly during school hours, to organise loads of great, fun cycling activities and events, including bike checks and skills sessions. They are available to give assemblies and talk to parents and governors about the benefits of cycling.
Contact a Bike It officer
Kim Williams - Shrewsbury Bike It Officer
Tel: 07780 002817 or 01743 255439 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo Morison - Oswestry Bike It Officer
Tel: 07833 057599 | E-mail: email@example.com
Bike It officers publish quarterly newsletters, their latest newsletters are published on this page:
Kim's Shrewsbury newsletter Summer 2013
Jo's Oswestry newsletter January 2013
Bike It schools are shown on the interactive map; during the 2012/13 school year Kim and Jo are working with the following schools and colleges:
- Coleham Primary School
- Crowmoor Primary School
- Grange Primary School
- Greenfields Primary School
- Harlescott Junior School
- Martin Wilson School
- Meole Brace CE Primary School
- Mereside CE Primary School
- Mount Pleasant Primary School
- Oakmeadow CE Primary School
- Oxon CE Primary School
- St George's Junior School
- The Wilfred Owen School
- Shrewsbury 6th Form College
- Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology
Kim would be happy to hear from other Shrewsbury primary schools who would like to join the project.
- Gobowen Primary
- Holy Trinity CE Primary
- The Meadows Primary
- Morda CE Primary
- Our Lady and St Oswalds Catholic Primary
- Weston Rhyn Primary
- Whittington CE Primary
- Woodside Primary
Updates on special Bike It activities happening in schools will be added to this page.