Welltown.gov.uk is for Key Stage 1 pupils (5 to 7 years). Galaxy-h.gov.uk is for Key Stage 2 pupils (7 to 11 years). Lifebytes.gov.uk is for Key Stage 3 pupils (11-14 years). Mindbodysoul.gov.uk is for Key Stage 4 pupils (14 to teens).
Only Lifebytes and Mindbodysoul actively promote cycling. The two websites for younger children have tips on making car journeys safer, but nothing on cycling to school, a massive omission.
Galaxy-h is an out-of-space health website aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils. Children can ‘take Tike cycling’ by choosing items for a bike ride. But there’s nothing here about cycling as a fun activity or as a practical alternative for getting to school, it’s all about making sure Tike is dressed in layers and layers of protective gear.
The Departments of Education and Transport are supposed to be working closely together to encourage cycling to school but no-one seems to have told the writers of the Welltown and Galaxy-h websites.
However, the Bikeforall web portal, a joint initiative of the UK bicycle industry and the Department for Transport, features links that encourage children of all ages to cycle to school: