Jun 012011
 
Get Kids Cycling

More kids should cycle to school. This is becoming a mainstream view. However, according to some research figures, only 2% of kids cycle to school. Our astonishment at how low that figure was the inspiration for our special family biking auctions.

My observations of the Primary School located a few doors along from Going Going Bike’s office confirms the above figures. One father brings his two kids on a specially extended tandem (is it called a “trandem”?). He is an exception. A few other kids cycle and chain their bikes to the railings.

Average journey is 1.5 miles

The vast majority of children are driven by their parents despite statistics showing that the average primary school commute is only 1.5 miles. This is a manageable cycling distance for a child of primary school age.

Sustainability charities encourage parents to cycle with their kids to school rather than transport them in (increasingly large) cars. Schools are aware of the benefits of kids arriving alert and attentive in the morning following a pedal through the fresh air. There is no dispute as to the health benefits of the extra exercise cycling to school provides children.

Family cycling promotion

Over the course of the next 10 days Going Going Bike will be focusing on families and cycling. We will be blogging on matters to do with kids cycling. In addition, we have arranged for some special family auctions and discounted kids cycling items to be listed on the marketplace.

With the weather set fair and the summer term in full flow, now is a great time to get your kids going by bike.

See also

Commuters take to national cycle network

Safer routes will encourage more to cycle

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from Going Going Bike – Auctions, Bike News, Cycle Stuff

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