Counties Manukau Sport - Pedal Power is a free cycle skills programme for Year 4 to 6 students. The programme is based on the Bike NZ Learn to Ride programme and incorporates some basic BMX skills which can be transferred onto a BMX track.
Our BikeNZ trained instructors work within the school environment to deliver the programme that teaches children how to: brake, corner, scoot, balance, stop, mount and dismount, and signal, fitting the NZTA Grade 1 cycle skills. The unique programme incorporates games to ensure kids have fun while learning essential cycling skills. All equipment is provided free of charge.
Sessions are 45 minutes to an hour in duration (dependant on school timetable) and the programme is run over 5 sessions. The sessions are generally held on a weekly basis.
The first session is a basic introduction which focusing on the fundamentals. From here each session builds on the previous skills taught, progressing into more advanced skills. Students’ ability varies therefore we ensure there are beginner (or non-rider) and advanced techniques students can work towards for each activity.
The sessions are broken down into modules which consist of different skills, progressions and games, and each session covers a new module.
In some instances the 5th and final session can be held at the local BMX club so students are able to ride the track, build confidence, become familiar with the environment and practice their new found skills.
The introduction of the BMX club will be further supported by planned club run ‘Have a Go’ days.Once the programme start date and timetable is confirmed the Community Sport Advisor for Bike will meet with a staff member, sight the delivery area and do a RAM’s.
For a copy of our Pedal Power Cycle Skills Flyer .
P: 021 241101
The balance bike programme CMS is developing called "Free Wheelin" was piloted in a school with such a positive response, with an increase in participation from the least likely students. The need for such a programme is high as the number of students who struggle to ride at a later stage in life is at an average of 5 per class.
Free Wheelin' is for young children (years 0-2) to further develop balance, coordination and most importantly, confidence, through the use of age apropriate games. These components are then transferable to be used either in the pedal power programme or cycling skills alike.
Our coaches are well experienced in teaching children to build confidence through riding. Initially, the session is 45-60minutes where the following modules are covered:
The introduction to bikes with pedals will be based on the ability to handle the above skills confidently, to which we can provide. We will be rolling this programme out in 2020. Such a great life skill.
Check out our Flyer Free Wheelin'
Bikes in Schools is a unique concept which aims to provide all pupils at primary schools regular and equal access to a bike, bike helmet and specially designed bike tracks, within the school environment.
The aim is to encourage pupils to become more active and healthy, help them develop various bike skills; builds their self-esteem and confidence, all while in a safe and familiar environment.
By providing a complete biking package within the school that includes;
All bikes and helmets are owned by the school and remain on the school property. The tracks are built within the school property.
To check out the Bikes in Schools video please click here
Why is Bikes in Schools successful?
Impact: It generates positive impacts for all the children
Demand: All children want to ride bikes
Supply: A complete package is available on-site at the school
Effective: Provides high level of regular biking/physical activity
Simple: Low level of organisational input required from the school
Risk Management: Proven in-school programme is low-risk
Cost: Upfront investment of only approx. $150 per child
What is the main directly measurable impact of Bikes in Schools?
The regular access to and riding of a bike goes from approximately 30% of the pupils to 100% of the pupils. This impact is both immediate and measurable.
What are the other positive impacts of Bikes in Schools?
Feedback from Principals, teachers, parents and pupils continually state that it;
For more information on the Bike On Charitable Trust please click here
A month ago we delivered some bike training to the year 9 & 10 students at Onewhero High School to get them prepared for their Hauraki Rail Trail.
Here the students worked together to form a one-hand riding chain of their class. A very impressive 15 riders!
Could you try and beat them?
Auckland MTB Club
Totara Park Mountain Bike Club
Pohutukawa Coast Bike Club
Hunua MTB Club
Counties Manukau Cycling
Mountain Raiders BMX
Manukau Taniwha BMX Club (formerly Papakura)
Sunset Coast BMX
RIDES AND TRAILS
Trails (via Auckland MTB Club)Click here
Cycle Maps and Rides (Auckland Transport)Click here
Cycleway New ZealandClick here
Bike On New Zealand Charitable TrustClick here
Cycling NZClick here
ACC ActiveSmart (free online cycling training plans)Click here
NZTA Share the Road campaignClick here
Cycle Action AucklandClick here
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