A nationwide program that enables students to get physically active on their journey to school
Over the past 40 years the number of children who are physically active everyday has significantly dropped. In the 1970s, eight out of ten students rode or walked to school but today that number has dropped to just two out of ten.
Students who ride or walk to school contribute to their minimum physical activity level of 60 minutes per day. They are also more focused and ready to learn compared to those who are driven.
Ride2School – Give it a go!
A lot has changed over the last few months and as lockdowns ease, it is the perfect time to give active travel a go. Start planning and testing out different routes to school so you can see which ones work best for you.
We want every parent to feel confident in making healthy, safe choices when it comes to getting their kids back to school, so we’ve put together a handy guide with a checklist of things to help you give riding to school a go.Download guide
How does Ride2School help?
Ride2School is a nationwide program delivered by Bicycle Network, designed to support schools to encourage, empower and enable more students to get physically active on their journey to school.
To do this we work with schools, students, parents and local government to cultivate active and healthy school communities.
Dom Zylka – Point Cook College
“Active travel at Point Cook College has once again been extremely impressive in 2019. In 2020 we look forward to working with Ride2School to deliver Bike-Ed to our 5/6 students, instilling confidence to further improve our active travel rates.”
What can I do?
Here at Bicycle Network we think bike riding is a rite of passage: it’s just something you do as a kid in Australia, no matter your gender or race.
You learn to ‘just trust yourself’, how to clean up injuries and how to make friends. It’s a key part of Australian life. More importantly, it has so many benefits like keeping active and learning to be more independent.
Are you a parent, uncle or teacher looking to get someone riding, walking or even scooting to school? Follow the link below as we share with you a few lessons and tips to start creating some pretty awesome memories.
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