By Michelle Prinsloo | Posted: Friday February 14, 2020
Pedal Ready starts this coming week!
It is time for the Pedal Ready training program for our year 5 and 6 students again. This will take place during weeks 4 & 5, starting this coming Monday (17 February).
Students are encouraged to bring along their own bikes for this. We will have school bikes available, but in limited numbers. This exciting program is aimed at delivering best practice cycle skills training to help achieve the vision of a New Zealand where everyone has the opportunity to become a confident and capable cyclist.
There are many beneficial reasons to seek cycle skills training. The training is great for the participant’s health and well-being, and skills. Learning to cycle safely on the road can also boost confidence, enough for them to ride to and from school/work, or to sports games and friends’ houses.
Two grades of training can be undertaken and kids will be assessed following the completion of each grade. Grade 1 is taught in a non-traffic environment to enable skills to be developed. Grade 2 builds on the skills of grade 1 and is taught on lightly trafficked, single-lane roads. Parents of students undertaking the Grade 2 program will receive a parent permission form which will need to be completed and returned to school prior to participation.
Emails containing the details of the various groups will be sent out shortly.