Cycling to School Programme

School responsibilities

A School Travel Plan sets out how a school will encourage pupils to walk, cycle, car share or use public transport. A school must have a Travel Plan.

Guides to setting up a cycle to school initiative

Training at school

Free training for up to 24 pupils in 100 schools!

To be eligible, schools must have an approved School Travel Plan.

The training includes:

  • How to control your bike
  • Being able to look and assess traffic
  • Hand signals
  • Where to position yourself on the road
  • Safety and maintenance advice


  1. Information letter for headteachers
  2. Parent/guardian consent form
  3. Cycle training session poster

Useful websites

  • Sustrans - schools developing cycling to school initiatives
  • Bikeability - training programmes