Essentials for Schools
Let’s Ride a fun and interactive learning experience that teaches kids to ride safely by developing their knowledge, skills and confidence – supporting kids in their independence and giving parents peace of mind.
Let’s Ride has been innovatively linked to the new national PDHPE curriculum, so the program can be delivered as part of a PDHPE strand in primary schools, as a school sport option or as an extra-curricular activity. It is also a great opportunity for schools to promote a healthy lifestyle message, tied into road safety and active travel options.
PRIMARY SCHOOL PROGRAMS
The primary program is split into two different levels or "gears":
2nd Gear (targeted towards 8-10 year olds) is a six week program that focuses on bike control skills, so that kids are given the techniques to enable them to ride more proficiently in a traffic-free environment (park, backyard, around the block, etc.)
3rd Gear (targeted towards 11-12 year olds) is a six week program that focuses on riding and situational awareness, so that kids are given the competencies to enable them to ride safely in low-traffic environments (shared paths, footpaths, bike paths, quiet streets, etc.)
In addition, Cycling Australia offers Let’s Race (targeted towards 9-12 year olds) which is a fun and interactive six week program, held on school grounds, that provides students the opportunity to learn higher level cycling skills. This innovative program has been designed to keep students interested in learning new and exciting skills so that they can enjoy lifelong participation in cycling.
SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAMS
There are two programs for secondary school students aged 12 to 15:
Let's Ride 4th Gear is a four week program that focuses on bike control skills and situational awareness, so that kids are given the competencies to enable them to ride safely in low-traffic environments (shared paths, footpaths, bike paths, quiet streets, etc.)
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 participants with an environment where they can feel more confident and comfortable participating. Over a period of 4 weeks, participants will incrementally develop riding skills, knowledge and confidence, supporting them to become safe and independent riders, and providing them with an introduction to the sport of cycling.
The Let’s Ride Schools program allows your school access to cycling resources, training, and to become registered a Let's Ride School. As part of the program, Cycling Australia will deliver an Introductory Skills Coaching Course for up to eight teachers. Cycling Australia will offer an additional day of training in the form of a Let’s Ride workshop, which enables teachers hands on learning as they work with an accredited Let's Ride teacher to impliment the program at their school.
Upon the completion of training, certified Let's Ride Schools will have access to Cycling Australia's Loyalty Program, where schools are permitted to run one free of charge Loyalty Program each term when another is booked for the school.
Can teachers deliver?
Yes, teachers can deliver the Let's Ride program in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below.
You will need to:
Schools also have the option to purchase a Let’s Ride Equipment Pack, which includes additional resources to deliver the Let’s Ride program, including:
- 48 x coloured cones
- 10 x traffic cones
- 10 x hi-vis vests
- 3 x rubber chickens
- 3 x whistles
- 1 x bike pump
- 1 x stopwatch
- 1 x bucket of chalk
- 1 x small first aid kit
The cost for the Equipment Kit is $350 per kit