This week sees the start of the new school year throughout the UK and, with it, lots of children will be scooting to school on their much-loved, iconic three-wheeled Micro Scooters. Micro Scooters are now the preferred method of sustainable transport for the school run.
But a survey by www.micro-scooters.co.uk has found that, despite Olympic mania having swept through Britain, scooting is often the only exercise many children get outside school.
Parents of around 700 children aged between 4 and 11 throughout the UK were asked about their children’s attitude towards sport and exercise compared to other aspects of their lives.
• What method of transport do you use for the school run?
• Why does your child enjoy scooting?
It’s cool 60%
It’s fun 30%
It’s cheap 7%
It’s healthy 3%
• Other than scooting, which of these sports does your child regularly participate in outside school?
Only scooting 40%
• Of the following, which would your child choose if only allowed to keep one item?
PlayStation / X Box 10%
• On average, how much time does your child spend on a scooter each day?
1 hour 37%
30 minutes 32%
2 hours 20%
4 hours 11%
Commenting on the findings, Micro Scooter’s founders, Anna Gibson and Philippa Gogarty, said: “Scooting is accessible to children everywhere – it’s affordable and it’s fun.
Team GB athlete, Louis Smith's appearance on a Micro in the Olympic closing ceremony has seen a surge in sales of three-wheeled scooters for adults. More parents are choosing to join their children on a scooter, it seems.
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