Join the Great Vic Bike Ride
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 a rolling bike festival of 5 or 10 days riding through some of Victoria’s (and neighbouring states) most scenic destinations during late November and early December.
The Great Vic gets students outside and active, but it also develops camaraderie, independence 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.
But don’t just take our word for it …
“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
We do the work
Bicycle Network takes care of everything from the campsites, food and medical to full on-route support so all you need to worry about is having an amazing time with your students, parents and fellow teachers on two wheels!
We also provide entertainment, sporting equipment, special food vendors, retailers and an environment like no other, it really does feel like another world.
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
Watch the highlights
See it for yourself
Follow the Do’s and Don’ts of our hygiene poster to ensure everyone stays healthy.Download
Expression of Interest
Download this form and hand out to students that are interested in joining the ride.Download
2018 ride poster
Download this A2 poster to hang around the school grounds and promote the ride.Download
Download and hand out to students so they can have it completed and logged.Download