Great Vic

School groups

More than a camp

Student benefits

School students on the Great Vic bike ride

There are a number of key benefits that students will take out of this camping adventure including:

  • practical bicycle maintenance skills
  • better physical fitness
  • heightened spatial awareness skills from riding
  • communicating in groups
  • improved self-confidence
  • resilience and personal development.

Heaps to enjoy

Activities for students

  • Games – Once students arrive back at the campsite they can continue the fun with one of the many games Bicycle Network provide – everything from cricket to bocce
  • Yoga – Daily class for students to unwind and relax after a tough day on the bike
  • Chill Space – Students can get comfortable on one of our bean bags, plug in their music and close the eyes for the perfect rest after a day on the bike
  • Bike Maintenance – Get some handy tips on how to go from amateur to pro from one of our bike maintenance experts

“There’s a really strong sense of achievement that they (the kids) get out of that challenging experience,” says Kevin Purvis, who, with fellow teacher Wendy Scott, is organising a contingent from Old Orchard Primary School to go on the upcoming Great Vic. It’s the third year the school has participated in the event, and Kevin and Wendy have been involved from the start.

“It enabled us as teachers to develop a rapport with some of the kids for whom school was a bit challenging,” Kevin continues. “This was an event where they could get in there and be really physical and really active. That had a spin-off in terms of getting alongside those kids and getting engaged with them more.”

Kevin Purvis – Teacher at Old Orchard Primary School

Getting prepared


Personal hygiene
Follow the Do’s and Don’ts of our hygiene poster to ensure everyone stays healthy.


Expression of Interest
Download this form and hand out to students that might be interested in attending.


A2 Poster
Download this poster to hang around the school grounds and other areas.


Medical Form
Download and hand out to students so they can have it completed and logged.