Cycling step it up a gear
Following the successful launch of Cycling Australia’s Primary School Sporting Schools program Let’s Ride, Cycling Australia will launch into secondary schools in Term 1, 2018 with Let’s Ride 4th Gear and She Rides 4th Gear.
The introduction of Let’s Ride into Secondary Schools represents a huge opportunity to strengthen Cycling Australia’s participation pathway. Building on the skills and confidence developed in the 2nd and 3rd Gear programs, Let’s Ride and She Rides 4th Gear have a strong emphasis on framing cycling as a fun recreational activity and life skill, whilst developing and reinforcing core riding skills.
The introduction of She Rides 4th Gear leverages the research used in the development of Cycling Australia’s successful women’s program by modifying the delivery environment to a female-only space. Providing girls their own space to play and participate in sport can be fundamental to their ongoing engagement and Cycling Australia is excited to be able to offer girls an environment where they can feel more confident and comfortable riding.
Cycling Australia’s CEO Nick Green said, “We are extremely pleased with the progression of the Let’s Ride program to date and excited to provide more Aussie kids the opportunity to ‘Ride with Us’ and engage with the sport of cycling.”
“The expansion of our She Rides program into the secondary school space is also a fantastic outcome," Mr Green said.
Let’s Ride 4th Gear and She Rides 4th Gear will be available in every state and territory across the country. The launch into secondary schools will build on the 10,000 participants that have already taken part in Let’s Ride’s 2nd Gear and 3rd Gear programs.