Great Vic

School groups

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The perfect school camp

Give your students the chance to experience a school camp like no other at the Great Vic Bike Ride. You’ll join us for 9, 5 or 3 days of riding as we visit Australia’s greatest outdoor art gallery, the art silos of Western Victoria, and the majestic Grampians.

School students on the Great Vic bike ride

The Great Vic gets students outside and active, develops camaraderie, independence, resilience and teaches the value of achievement.

You’ll take away students excited for an adventure and return with a group of resilient people united by a life achievement. You’ll also find that with a growth in maturity, school performance also improves.

Great Vic school guide

Check out the school guide for all the information you need to know about joining the Great Vic, key dates, information on school group benefits and prices.

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Great Vic 2021 Schools info session

We hosted our second Great Vic schools info session on Tuesday 2 June. This short presentation includes an introduction to the Great Vic team from Bicycle Network, a brief rundown of the event route and ride options, some key COVID safety messages, a bit of a dive into the registration software and process for school administrators and an introduction to our all new school training programs. 

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out via greatvicschools@bicyclenetwork.com.au, and watch this space for further information session announcements. 

GET IN TOUCH

Watch the full zoom recording of our last information session here.

Teacher testimonal

“There’s a really strong sense of achievement that they (the kids) get out of that challenging experience.”

“It enabled us as teachers to develop a rapport with some of the kids for whom school was a bit challenging. 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 – Old Orchard Primary School

We do the work

What's included

Bicycle Network takes care of everything including campsites, food, medical and mechanical assistance and full on-route support so all you need to worry about is having an amazing time with your students, parents and teachers.

Campsites also have special entertainment, sporting equipment, food trucks, retailers and an environment like no other.

Activities for students

  • Games – once students arrive back at the campsite they can continue the fun with one of the many games Bicycle Network’s Ride2School team provide, with everything from cricket to bocce.
  • Yoga – daily classes for students to relax and unwind.
  • Chill space – an undercover area where students have their own space to relax, play games or even kick back and listen to some tunes.

Training plan

Meet Great Vic school’s training coach – Kate Perry

We are excited to announce our very own Great Vic schools training coach, Kate Perry, who will help prepare you and the students for the ride.

Kate has been racing with Specialized Women’s Racing for five years, competing in the National Road Series. Kate has claimed 2 x podium finishers in the National Individual Time Trial Championships and is the current Oceania Individual Time Trial Champion (2019).

Off the bike, Kate is an Associate lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at La Trobe University, teaching in the areas of sport coaching, exercise physiology and exercise programming. She’s also an Associate coach with FTP Training – coaching a wide array of cyclists, from entry level athletes, to National level NRS athletes.

Kate’s tailored schools training plan is designed to help get you and the students get to the start line trained up, prepared and ready to roll.

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Kate Perry

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