Safety top priority for cycling program
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.
Cycling Australia chief executive Nick Green with Let’s Ride participants.