Today – September 6th – more than 140.000 schoolchildren are biking to school. Common to the children are the participation in the cycle campaign, Bike to School. This is the highest number of participants, in the campaigns nine years of existence.
The bike gives children the liberty to get around from school, to friends and leisure activities. Furthermore, research from the University of Southern Denmark has shown that children, who bikes to school have a 9% better physical fitness than children who are driven to school.
The campaign highlights – along with schools from all of Denmark – the bike as a means of transport to and from school. It is all about introducing the habit of biking in an early age, and in that way help to increase the likelihood of future generations growing up with healthy exercise and transportation habits.