Safety top pri­or­ity for cy­cling pro­gram

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham ■

New cy­cling pro­gram, Let’s Ride, will launch in Ash­bur­ton this au­tumn.

The pro­gram is in re­sponse to new data that re­vealed 75 per cent of par­ents in Aus­tralia think there’s a greater risk to their chil­dren rid­ing bikes than 20 years ago.

Let’s Ride is be­ing of­fered to pri­mary schools around Ash­bur­ton and will teach kids how to ride their bikes safely.

As­bur­ton’s Let’s Ride fa­cil­i­ta­tor Sarah Wright said learn­ing to ride a bike is a big part of ev­ery Aus­tralian’s child­hood.

“Each pro­gram, run by Cy­cling Aus­tralia qual­i­fied in­struc­tors, is a six-week course held in schools and other com­mu­nity set­tings,” she said.

“Fam­i­lies and par­tic­i­pants also re­ceive a pro­gres­sion tracker and at-home skills and work­sheets to con­tinue the learn­ing at home.”

Cy­cling Aus­tralia chief exec- utive of­fi­cer Nick Green said the pro­gram would help ed­u­cate young peo­ple so they can en­joy be­ing ac­tive and cy­cling with their friends safely, while giv­ing par­ents a piece of mind.

Pic­ture: Cy­cling Aus­tralia

Cy­cling Aus­tralia chief ex­ec­u­tive Nick Green with Let’s Ride par­tic­i­pants.

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