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Formula Mum: Mothers Drive Almost Six Billion Miles A Year Taking Kids To School, Hobbies And Social

  • Britain’s overworked mums drive nearly six billion miles a year taking kids to school, hobbies, activities and social meetings[1]

  • Ahead of Mother’s Day on Sunday, it emerges that the average mum drives two miles a week for school, almost 13 miles for activities and nearly ten miles for social trips[2]

  • One in six mums (17%) say the best Mother’s Day present they could get would be some time to themselves, and one in nine (12%) want time to go and exercise[3], reveals women’s-only gym Curves.



Overworked mums drive almost six billion miles a year taking kids to school, hobbies, activities and social meetings[1], reveals research from Curves, the women’s-only fitness club.


Britain’s nearly six million mothers of school-age children drive two miles a week on average taking their children to school or nursery, nearly 13 miles a week to hobbies and activities, and almost ten miles to playdates and social events[2].


Unsurprisingly, many mothers are exhausted from the weekly rush to get their children from A to B, and one in six (17%) say the best present they could get on Mother’s Day would be some time to themselves. Another one in nine (12%) would like the gift of time to go work out or exercise[3].

Despite improvements in equality, more than half of mum (52%) say they will be doing the cooking on Mother’s Day, and two thirds (67%) think they will be responsible for the cleaning[4].


Curves is urging children to give their mothers some time to themselves on Mother’s Day.


Joanna Dase, COO at women-only fitness club Curves, said: “Britain’s mums drive themselves into the ground every week taking their children to school and hobbies, and it’s amazing to think that they cover nearly six billion miles a year.


“It’s hardly surprising that the present mums really want is some time for themselves, or just the chance to get down to workout.


“The Curves community would love to welcome all mums either in club or online.”

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