Bicycle Network: Ride2School (179)
Bicycle Network’s Ride2School Program supports thousands of schools across Australia to develop a healthy active travel culture
Who are we
Ride2School is more than just a day.
Ride2School is an nation wide initiative by Bicycle Network, supported through the Victorian State Government, New South Wales Government and Tasmanian Government. We're a support team who work to address physical inactivity in young Australians by empowering and enabling schools to ride and walk to school.
Over the past 40 years the number of children who are physically active everyday has significantly dropped. Today, levels of physical activity are at an all time low. In the 1970s, eight out of ten students rode or walked to school. Today, that number has dropped to just two out of ten. Sadly, Australian kids are now spending up to 16 hours of their day in front of a screen.
The Ride2School team are working to reverse this trend. To achieve this, we work with schools, students, parents and local government to cultivate active and healthy school communities. Schools in our program report a physical activity level of 1 in 2 students compared to the national average of just 1 in 5.
By riding and walking to school, students contribute to their minimum physical activity level of 60 minutes per day. Research shows that students who ride and walk as part of their journey to school are more focused and ready to learn when compared with those who are driven.
Schools in our program
The national average