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Crawley kids pedal their way to top spots

A total of 7,066 bike or scooter journeys were recorded by school children, parents or teachers in Crawley during the Big Pedal 2018.



The Sustrans Big Pedal has come to an end this year with a staggering amount of local children having used their bikes and scooters for trips to school.

Nationally 1,608 schools registered and 513,443 pupils took part, resulting in a total of 989,414 recorded journeys.

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In Crawley a total of 7,066 bike or scooter journeys were recorded by school children, parents or teachers during the Big Pedal 2018.

The winning school in Crawley this year was Waterfield Primary, with more than 57 per cent of pupils cycling or scooting into school over the course of the Big Pedal. They have been historically consistent and attained 22nd position nationally. For their efforts they received a £400 voucher from Decathlon Sports.

Forge Wood Primary School were awarded second place and a £300 Decathlon voucher for pulling out all the stops with events like their “Bike It Breakfast”, that encouraged more than 78 per cent of pupils to cycle or scoot to school. For this they attained 14th position in the “Small Primary Schools” category nationally.

Langley Green Primary came in third place, winning a £200 Decathlon voucher after undertaking 1,277 journeys by bike or scooter over the two week period!

Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and Sustainability, Councillor Geraint Thomas, said:

“Hats off to everyone who took part in the Big Pedal this year. I hope that the legacy lives on in your school and that you continue to see loads of bicycles and scooters at your school. Remember to keep pedalling and scooting!”

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Crawley health clinic offers free classes for National Fitness Day

The Crawley based clinic will give locals the chance to try one of their new ‘Bridgefit’ classes.



A local movement rehabilitation and wellbeing clinic is getting involved in an event which thousands across the country will be participating in – National Fitness Day.

Taking place on 26 September, National Fitness Day is a chance to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK, helping raise awareness of its importance in helping to lead healthier and active lifestyles.

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National Fitness Day sees a huge range of activity options enjoyed by participants of all ages, such as ‘plank offs’, yoga and Pilates classes, treadmill challenges, high-street HIIT classes, dance-offs, mass walks and many more.

Bridgeham Clinic is challenging Crawley residents to improve their fitness with a new style of class.

“We are holding FREE 15-minute ‘taster’ Bridgefit classes on the 26th of September from 11.00am to 12.45pm. Come and see what it is all about and whether you are brave enough to sign up!”

What is Bridgefit?

Bridgefit is a fast-paced workout with a cardio element combined with the techniques of Pilates, but with a Bootcamp edge.

Regular classes will usually last 40 minutes to make it possible for those who work to fit a class in to their lunch break.

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For those who want even more of a challenge, they can try a free taster Bridgefit ‘Circuit class’ between 1.00pm and 2.30pm on the 26th September. Bridgefit circuits provide a great workout using the Pilates machines to hone and tone your body.

Call Bridgeham on 01293 542245 to book your place on either or both classes.

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