Bike Education

Belle Vue Primary School is pleased to provide Grades 5 and 6 students with a comprehensive Bike Education program. Bike Education helps children aged 9 to 13 years develop the skills they need to ride safely and independently on roads and paths.

The program involves a mix of practical activities conducted off-road (in the school grounds) and on-road (on local roads), together with classroom activities. The Bike Education program consists of five modules:

  • getting started
  • basic bike skills
  • building skills for riding in traffic
  • riding on paths and
  • riding on-road.

The purpose of running a Bike Education program is to enable students to:

gain knowledge and understanding of the road traffic environment and the road rules

develop the physical and cognitive skills to manage the road traffic environment safely as a cyclist

develop responsible behaviours, attitudes and decision-making skills for the safe use of bicycles both on and off the road through participation in enjoyable learning experiences relevant to their ages and abilities.

Bike Education inspires children to develop their bicycle riding skills and their physical capability. Other benefits include enhanced health, fitness and wellbeing, confidence and independence and learning and social development.