Bicycle Education in Schools.
We specialise in providing fun bicycle education programs, Our classes commence with an interactive theory section that covers the rarely taught basics of cycling like; the correct type and fitting of helmets, pre ride safety checks, safe riding practices and equipment selection advice all whilst discussing the health benefits and the ideals behind sustainable transport. After the theory we ask participants to join us on a cycle skills course, the idea being to replicate potentially dangerous situations that cyclists find themselves in everyday in an safe learning area. Topics covered include correct body position, safe braking, emergency stopping, rider awareness, turn types, riding up a gutter and over a log etc. On conclusion of the course we introduce fun skills consolidaton games like follow the leader, slow race and simon says, plus many more! Once finished the group gathers up for a final chat about where they can find support, advice and training to aid in further increasing thier cycling knowledge.
Key notes on Bike Education-
The usual starting age for our school based Bike Education programs is grade 4 (9-10 years old). We also have a range of programs to challenge older and more experienced cyclists within the junior and senior school age range.
Bike Ed is also well received by adult groups from various companies and sporting groups looking to expand thier knowledge, feel safer and more confident whilst training on the road, commuting to work or taking a leisurely ride.
Bike On can deliver Bicycle Education programs to most school and business locations in South East Queensland and by arrangement, further abroad.
We cater for groups from 4 to 40+ and can provide bikes and equipment for participants or they can bring their own.
In 2005, utilising a partnership with Noosa Council and Queensland Transport we started our Cycle skills and Cycle safe programs as part of the regions Travel Smart Initiative. Within the schools in Noosa the program is a great success, in-fact it contributes to a 38% reduction in vehicle kilometers traveled in Tewantin. The result in Tewantin is one of the best ever recorded in Australia, Europe and the United States. In 2007 Bike On put just under 3,000 students through the Bike Education program. This relationship continues to grow with more schools choosing Bike On for thier cycle education each year, in 2010 the number of students completing our bike education program has grown to 4300! we continue to strive towards making the Sunshine Coast a safer cycling environment for all.
Comments on our programs-
Our students and teachers had a fantastic time participating in your program over the past two days. The teachers thought the combination of theory and prac was extremely well delivered; the students had a great time and the parents were extremely happy with the program in general and particularly impressed with how well you checked each bike for safety and fixed any problems.
Stafford Heights State School P&C Association
Hi Lee and Roger,
I’d like to congratulate and thank you for running our school’s first cycle skills day. Your enthusiasm, energy and professionalism helped make it a fun day for everyone involved. I’ve had quite a few adults and kids give me very positive feedback on the day and how you ran the activities. Everyone agrees we should get you back next year.
Thanks once again for running such a smooth day. I’ve also passed on the feedback to Lee Berrill at TravelSmart.
Look forward to having you back.
Special Needs Teacher
Chevallum State School
If you would like to enquire further about Bicycle Education, you can contact us online or call us on (07) 5474 3322