Cycling Australia is delighted to offer its Sporting Schools program to children across Australia’s school yards and is pleased to partner with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to deliver this $200 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport.
Let’s Ride is a national junior riding program designed by Cycling Australia to be a fun learning experience for kids. The program teaches them to ride safely by developing their knowledge, skills and confidence – giving parents peace of mind.
As an organisation, Cycling Australia's primary objective is to create opportunities for all riders and people interested in cycling.
"Our school thoroughly enjoyed the Let's Ride program and our students learnt fantastic new skills, as well as vital safety knowledge. All instructors were excellent with our students and we will highly recommend it to other schools." Rebecca Moore, Principal, Old Noarlunga Primary School, SA.
The Cycling Australia product
Learning to ride is a rite of passage, but learning to ride safely is a skill that children need to be taught. With more than 1.9 million Australian children riding their bikes every week, Cycling Australia (CA) has launched Let’s Ride to bridge the gap between riding and riding responsibly.
Let’s Ride has been innovatively linked to the new national PDHPE curriculum, so the program can be delivered as part of a PDHPE strand in primary schools, as a school sport option or as an extra-curricular activity. It is also a great opportunity for schools to promote a healthy lifestyle message, tied into road safety and active travel options.
Teachers and coaches are our assets
Cycling Australia values the role of teachers not just in the classroom but in the school yard as well. Their enthusiasm for improving children’s lives is often understated. Society places its trust and confidence in teachers who as educators, have one of the most important roles for our children, outside of parents and carers.
Coaches are also a wonderful influence on children throughout their formative years. Coaches are the people who deliver the skills with fun and enjoyment.
The information below is a guide to how schools, coaches and sporting organisations can deliver the Cycling Australia program within Sporting Schools.
Contact: Renata Farah
Phone: (03) 9998 6816
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