Cycle Away facilitates bicycle skills training for primary schools, under the auspices of the Brisbane City Council and Ipswich City Council.
The students participating in the program range in age from 9 to 12 years old. Some had previous cycling experience and a small minority had never ridden a bicycle before.
Students receive instruction in checking their bicycle before each ride, correct fitting of helmets, Queensland road rules relating to cyclists, hand signals for turning, straight line riding, riding in close company, scanning, correct cornering techniques and other relevant cycling skills. The course is run in a fun environment to assist with skill retention and to cater for the different abilities and personalities of the students.
Feedback from the students is very encouraging, ranging from "it was epic" to "I feel safer riding on the road and I know how to check for cars". The students found the program "practical, really good and well worth it".
If your school would like information on our training program please contact us.