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.
How far can you go?
Ride2School Active Challenge
While we might not be at school right now because of holidays and coronavirus, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be riding our bikes! It’s as important as ever to get 60 minutes of exercise every day.
To help you keep riding we’re putting you up to the Ride2School Active Challenge! Download the challenge checklist, think about how far you’ve ridden your bike for and tick off all the places you could have gone to.
When you ride 3.3 kilometres you’ve gone up and down every step of the Eiffel Tower. At the end of the challenge you will have travelled all the way from Melbourne to Parliament house in Canberra! How far can you go?DOWNLOAD CHECKLIST
Thank you and congratulations
World Bicycle Relief
The Ride2School program is proud to partner with World Bicycle Relief for National Ride2School Day – helping to change lives through the Power of Bicycles.
We’re encouraging all schools around Australia to help us raise funds for World Bicycle Relief. For every $195 raised, a Buffalo Bicycle is provided to a student in need. You can learn more about what they do at worldbicyclerelief.org.
The Ride2School fundraiser for World Bicycle Relief raised over $4000, the equivalent of 21 Buffalo Bikes and 1 Toolkit.
For some children the impact of owning a Buffalo Bike will last a lifetime allowing them to attend school many kilometres away and safely helping their parents transport food and goods.
Thank you to all schools involved and a big congratulations to Heathcote Christian College for raising $2002 and receiving our Mega Sports Equipment pack!
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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