- Over half the pupils surveyed (57%) said they spend most of their time outside of school either watching TV or gaming
- Whilst 83% of the pupils claimed to own a bike, a third (34%) admitted that they sometimes ride it less than once a week, and only 8% ride it to school.
Cycling is a fun and easy way to keep fit and get outdoors. Using it as a mode of transport, such as cycling to school, also means you’re doing your bit to help the environment and cut down car journeys.”
Chris Rose, head of brand at Leicester Tigers, added: “The research carried out has raised some interesting facts about how active youngsters across the region are. Having the Tigers players get involved is great way to engage with school children and recognise how cycling can benefit them physically and socially in all walks of life.”
Aggregate Industries will also be launching a social media campaign, encouraging pupils to get involved by asking a friend to take pictures or videos of them with their bike (in a safe space) and tweeting @aggregateuk, using the hashtag #GetOnYourBike
*240 school children were surveyed, across four schools in Leicestershire during March 2018
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