We organise events throughout the year to promote active and sustainable travel. Here are some dates for your calendar.
19 – 30 April: The Big Pedal
Organised by Sustrans, The Big Pedal encourages schools to compete to see who can earn the most points by their pupils cycling to school.
17 – 21 May: Walk to School Week
Walk to School Week is a campaign by Living Streets, celebrating the benefits of walking to school.
30 May – 5 June: Cycling UK Bike Week
Bike Week is an annual event celebrating the benefits of cycling for leisure and as a mode of transport. To find out what we did for Bike Week 2021, click here.
17 June: National Clean Air Day
Clean Air Day raises awareness of air pollution and how we can improve air quality. Transport is one of the leading causes of air pollution, so in 2021 we collaborated with Clean Air Leeds to organise an event in the city centre. Click here to learn more.
5 August: National Cycle to Work Day
Cycle to Work Day encourages people to commute by bike. The event celebrates the benefits of active travel and campaigns for better bike storage at workplaces.
Scootember is our annual scooter festival, celebrating the joy of scooting. Every year, our dedicated team of road safety trainers visit schools across Leeds to teach scooter workshops. To learn more, visit https://bit.ly/ScootemberHighlights
22 September: World Car Free Day
World Car Free Day is a chance to re-imagine streets as vibrant community spaces, designed for people instead of cars. The campaign also promotes the benefits of walking, cycling and using public transport. Click here for our event photo diary.
27 September – 1 October: Bike to School Week
Organised by Sustrans and the Bikeability Trust, Bike to School Week celebrates the benefits of active travel for children. It’s a great opportunity to highlight the positive impact cycling and scooting have on children’s health and wellbeing, as well as the environment.
October: Tyre Safety Month
This campaign highlights the importance of checking your tyres are safe to reduce the risk of road collisions. Find out more.
15 – 21 November: Road Safety Week
Road Safety Week aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the week and beyond.