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Aboriginal Bicycle Safety Program

 

AustCycle are providing free practical three hour Aboriginal Bike Safety Program's to help improve your child's skills and knowledge of bicycle safety. 

There are limited places available for programs. 


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The program will provide participants with;

  • Helmet 
  • Bike Service
  • Certificate of achievement

40 Programs will be run across NSW between April and June. The list of locations, venues and dates are listed below.

Program Details

Date  Region Venue Time
28th May  Southern Wreck Bay ACC  12.15pm - 3.30pm
30th May  Southern Gerrigong Public School 10.00am - 1.00pm 
1st June Hunter Biraban Public School  12.00pm - 3.00pm  
2nd June -10th June  Western  Bourke Public School  Various sessions
3rd and 11th June  Western  St Ignatius School  Various sessions 
4th June  Hunter Maitland Public School 9.15am - 12.15pm 
8th June  Western Breewarrina Central School 10.00am - 2.30pm 
8th June  Northern Wardell Primary School Cabbage Tree 10.00am - 1.00pm 
9th June  Western Goodooga Goodooga Central School  10.00am - 1.40pm 
9th June   Northern Maclean Primary School 10.00am - 1.00pm 
10th June  Hunter  Forster Public School  9.15am - 12.15pm 
10th June  Northern  Ballina Public School 9.15am - 12.15pm 
11th June  Hunter  Taree West Public School  TBC 
12th June  Western Wilcannia Central School 11.30am - 3.00pm 
13th June  North Coast Numbucca Miimi Aboriginal Corporation  10.00am - 1.00pm 
13th June  Hunter  Karuah Aboriginal Mission  9.30am to 12.30pm 
14th June  Hunter Kempsey South Public School  10.00am - 1.00pm 
15th June  Western Minindee Central School 11.30am - 1.30pm 
19th June  Sydney Campbelltown Bicycle Ed & Road Safety Centre 9.30am - 12.30pm 

 

FAQ

Q1. What does my child receive when attending the program?

The program provides a practical way for children to learn about bike safety initiatives through bike handling skills, safe places to ride, how to fit and wear a helmet, relevant knowledge of road rules, visibility while riding and an introduction to bike maintenance.

Q2. Where are the programs being run?

40 Programs will be run across NSW between April and June. A list of initial locations, venues and dates are listed above.

Q3. When do registrations close?

Registrations close 48 hours before each program or when program registrations are full.

Q4. What does the program teach in more detail?

  • Progressively develop and reinforce skills used to ride a bike, and how to apply these skills safely as well as using road rules relevant to the age of the participants
  • Assist children to correctly fit and wear a helmet and outline the dangers of not wearing a helmet
  • Introduce children to bike maintenance. I.e keeping a bike roadworthy, changing a tyre and riding in a comfortable position 
  • Increase awareness of safe places to ride within communities and behaviours towards riding safely

Q5. How long does the program last?

Each program lasts for 3 hours and includes a bike check and service to ensure bikes are roadworthy.

Q6. How many children will be at each program?

There is a maximum of 30 places per program available.

Q7. Who delivers the program.

All instructors are trained, have experience in teaching and are nationally accredited under the Australian Sports Commissions National Coaching and Accreditation Framework (NCAS). All instructors complete Working With Children Checks relevant to their state and hold current first aid certificates.   

Q8. Do I need my own bike?

Where possible it is important to encourage children to learn to ride on the bike they regularly use. This ensures children practice skills and become familiar with how their bike responds and reacts, this can be different because of a bike's weight, size of frame and wheel size.

Each program will have a small allocation of bikes to support children that may not own a bike. When registering please indicate if you will not have access to a bike for the program.

Q9. What should my child wear?

If the program is delivered within your school, please refer to your school's requirements. For community based programs, children should wear closed toe shoes, comfortable clothing and their helmet.

Q10. What happens if it rains on the day?

Programs will go ahead in all weather, however activities will vary with undercover facilities available.

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