Bike rid­ing pro­gramme well on track

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By JA­SON HOW­ELLS

and BikeNZ in­cludes straight line rid­ing, cor­ner­ing, bal­ance, brak­ing, one-handed rid­ing and safety.

It was in­tro­duced at the be­gin­ning of the year to schools in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay with the po­ten­tial to go na­tion­wide.

‘‘I think we will have a great turnout in Mata­mata. I was at Mata­mata Chris­tian School re­cently to run a Bike and Wheels Day and the re­sponse was huge; we had 80 kids,’’ said Mrs Burn­dred.

The Learn to Ride pro­gramme will be held for five weeks in Au­gust in the Headon Sta­dium car park be­fore mov­ing to a dif­fer­ent town.

‘‘By the end of the year we will have cov­ered 25 towns across the Waikato,’’ said Mrs Burn­dred.

Mrs Burn­dred raced on the na­tional women’s cy­cling team and has com­peted in a UCI pro­fes­sional women’s cy­cling team, rac­ing all over Europe, Amer­ica and Canada, and is now a full time Ki­wis­port bike coach.

‘‘It is re­ward­ing to see the kids de­velop their skills and im­prove their con­fi­dence on the bike,’’ she said.

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