Thousands of pupils in twenty-four schools across Conwy and Neath Port Talbot have improved their health, reduced their carbon emissions and cut local congestion since becoming involved with Bike It.
Bike It came to Wales in September 2008 and has achieved great results in its first year. Prior to Bike It only 13 per cent of children in Conwy and Neath Port Talbot cycled to school once a week. A year on, this has increased to 39 per cent and the number of children that never cycle to school has almost halved.
This September, Bike It also began operating in Cardiff, where Sustrans hopes to see similar increases in the numbers of children cycling to school.
Bike It Officers work with pupils, parents and staff to help them overcome whatever it is that is preventing them from cycling to school - by organising cycle training and bike maintenance sessions, helping to install new bike sheds, contributing to classroom work and providing information about safe routes to schools.