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South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership
17 Jun 2024
Walk and Wheel Challenge
As part of the Year of Active Travel, pupils from across the county will be taking part in this week’s Walk and Wheel Challenge.
The challenge, from Monday 17 June to Friday 28 June, encourages every primary school child in South Yorkshire to walk, wheel or cycle to school each day, to become more active and healthier.
It forms part of aims to make South Yorkshire the best place in the country to walk, wheel and cycle with an ambitious plan for active travel centred around schools.
South Yorkshire Mayor Oliver Coppard said: “We need to make sure that everyone in South Yorkshire has freedom and choice about how to travel and move, every day.
“That’s important at every age and stage of life, but nowhere is it more important than with our kids at school.
“We simply must create a new generation who see the alternatives to just jumping in the car as an obvious first choice.”
SYMCA is delivering an activity programme to schools for the two weeks of the challenge, so kids learn all about how Active Travel can make the journey to school that bit more fun.
Plus, every participating school will have the chance of winning prizes, including bikes, scooter racks and a VIP session with Ed Clancy.
This challenge will also contribute to strengthen SYMCA’s relationship with schools as part of its Active Travel strategy.
Find out more by visiting the Walk and Wheel Challenge page.