Research Impact: This manuscript describes the rationale and protocol of a school-based randomized controlled trial called “Cycling and Walk to School” (PACO, by its Spanish acronym) that aims to promote cycling to and from school and physical activity (PA) in adolescents. This study will examine the effects of this intervention in cycling and active commuting to and from school (ACS), PA and several ACS-related factors based on self-determination theory (SDT) and a social-ecological model (SEM). The findings will provide a comprehensive understanding of the short-term effects of this school-based intervention on cycling to school behaviour, ACS and PA levels in Spanish adolescents.
Chillón, P., Gálvez-Fernández, P., Huertas-Delgado, F.J., Herrador-Colmenero, M., Barranco-Ruiz, Y., Villa-González, E., Aranda-Balboa, M.J., Saucedo-Araujo, R.G., Campos-Garzón, P., Molina-Soberanes, D., … Bengoechea, E.G., & Mandic S. (2021). A School-Based Randomized Controlled Trial to Promote Cycling to School in Adolescents: The PACO Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 2066. https://doi.org/10.3390/ ijerph18042066