School children like cycling. Cycling to school means independence and autonomy. The distance between home and school is often less than 3 km, about 10 minutes on a bicycle for a child. Cycling is good for children because it is physical exercise, which improves their health. It trains not only the muscles but also attention and self-confidence.

Many parents take their children to school by car. They do not want them to cycle or even walk because they are afraid of the dangers of traffic. This behaviour causes a lot of unnecessary traffic and problems especially, in the areas surrounding schools. This vicious circle has to be stopped. The more pupils cycle to school, the safer it is for everyone. Children can motivate their parents to let them cycle.

Some children do not have the possibility to learn or practise cycling. Either in their neighbourhood there is no space for it or their parents are not able to or interested in teaching them.