Cycling to school

Riding your bike to school is one of the easiest ways to get exercise into yours and your child’s daily routine.

With the right equipment, cycling is suitable for most people of varying ages and abilities. It’s a low-impact form of exercise, which means it helps you get fitter but is gentle on your joints.

Did you know?

  • 20 minutes of leisurely cycling burns around 100 calories
  • Exercise improves your metabolism, releases endorphins and gives you the feel good factor
  • Morning exercise improves mood, lowers stress and increases concentration

All of these benefits mean that more and more people are dusting off their bikes and getting back in the saddle - it’s an energising way to start the day and it can save you money.

Plan your ride to school now or download your local cycle map.

Our 'Cycling to work' page includes some useful links for local cycling information.