THOUSANDS of children from schools across York, North and East Yorkshire are gearing up to take part in the big pedal starting tomorrow.

In York there are 30 schools who are signed up to join in the event which is organised annually by the charity Sustrans who aim to make it easier for people to walk and cycle to get around.

The event runs from March 25 - April 5, and aims to get children walking, scooting or cycling on their school journeys.

To find out if your school is taking part CLICK HERE and type in your local authority.