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Parents and Carers

Getting Started - Parents Information

Recently, it’s been fantastic to see an increase in the number of families taking up walking, cycling and scooting. But we know that changing the way we travel can raise a lot of questions. We have created some videos and resources to help parents and carers. Sustrans also has some great advice on Walking, cycling and wheeling during Covid-19 in Scotland (opens in a new webpage).

There is general advice for parents further down the page.


Encourage your children

I Bike schools deliver indoor and outdoor walking, cycling and scooting activities which help increase children’s skills and confidence. Activities are designed to teach children about the importance of being active and will boost their enthusiasm for traveling actively. There are a few things you can do if you and your child are keen to become more active (the links in the section below will each open a new page):

Choose the right bike

Find out how to choose the right bike

Pick the right helmet

How to pick the right helmet and know how to fit it correctly

Teach your child

Cycling or Scooting

Start cycling or scooting with kids. Exploring together is a great way to build confidence

Can you ride, scoot or walk the route to school so they get to know it?

Safety check a bike

We have a some guidance on how to safety check a bike.

Info on bike seats and trailers

If you have younger children then we have information on bike seats and trailers.

If you would like to get involved – you can help at an I Bike session or become a regular volunteer. Get in touch with your school or contact

Our Partners

Funded by Transport Scotland, and run in partnership with local authorities across Scotland, I Bike aims to create a culture of walking, cycling and scooting in your school, promoting a safer, happier and healthier school community.
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