Using a system of Licensed Providers, who have accredited Teachers and Skills Coaches working for them, AustCycle delivers high quality training programs to both children and adults.
AustCycle was established in 2008 as a joint initiative of Cycling Australia and the Amy Gillett Foundation, with initial support by partner organisations, including the Bicycle Federation of Australia, Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the Thyne Reid Foundation.
All organisations shared the view that the Australian community would benefit from a national cycling accreditation program to provide education and training to community members of all ages and abilities to encourage them to get on their bikes and ride safely.
Between 2009 and 2013, AustCycle was selected as one of six National Programs funded under the Australian Government’s National Partnership Agreement on Preventative Health to deliver programs to adults across Australia who were not predominately in the paid workforce. The aim of the program was to reduce the prevalence of obesity in Australia by maximising the number of at-risk individuals engaged in healthy lifestyle programs.