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Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Primary School

Better Never Stops

Bike It @ OLQOH

Welcome to the Bike It Section of the OLQOH website.

 

In 2018, OLQOH was the first (and to date, is the only) Crawley School to be awarded the Sustrans Bike-It Gold Award.

Bike It is led by Miss Brown (ebrown@olqoh.com) The aim of Bike-It is to:

 

  • Improve the health of our community by encouraging everyone to cycle ( and walk and scoot) to and from school.
  • Reduce congestion on our roads (especially in Hare Lane).
  • Reduce pollution through less use of private vehicles.

 

We are supported by 'Dr Bike' from Sustrans.  We also work with our friends from Living Streets, WSCC, Decathlon Crawley and Halfords Crawley.

 

In May 2021 we took part in the Big Pedal Launch 2021 Launch with children from OLQOH holding a Q&A with Dame Sarah Storey and Xavier Brice the CEO of Sustrans. This was filmed by ITV Merdian.

 

During the Spring Term Lock down, pupils at OLQOH were provided with videos from 'Bike It Pat' at Sustrans which encourage children to see their local area, keep active and learn about the environment from home.


In 2019, we achieved third place in Crawley during the Big Pedal fortnight and we hold regular events to promote and encourage including:

 

  • Visits from Dr Bike.
  • Half termly Bike It Breakfasts
  • Special days such as 'Bling Your Bike'
  • Road safety and 'Be Bright to be Seen' awareness
  • Regular cycling and scooter training sessions
  • Sessions on how to maintain your bike ie. puncture repair.


Members of our JRSO Team (Junior Road Safety Officers) lead and promote initiatives such as 'Bike It' Breakfast.  They meet regularly with the Head Teacher and other local officials from the Borough and County and are currently leading the 'Parking Pledge' drive.

To remind Parents, Carers and others of the importance of being courteous towards our friends and neighbours, we relaunched our 'voluntary one way system' in September 2018.

As a result of the work of the 'Bike It' Team and others, including Mr Melia (Head Teacher), Miss Brown (Teacher), Ally Page (LA Governor), our Head Boy and Head Girl and others, the proportion of children and adults regularly using sustainable forms of travel to and from OLQOH each day has increased by more than 16% from 2018 to 2021.  We plan to build on this as we recognise that 'Better Never Stops'.

Here are a few links for parents and pupils who are interested in training opportunities:

 

Cycle Training on Sustrans Website

 
Basic and Trailside Maintenance
 
One to one cycle training for School Children 
 

 

 

 

 

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