Active School Travel is all about safety first and our bike skills sessions help students become safer riders. Parents are often reluctant to allow their children to ride their bike to school because they fear their child lacks the confidence, skills or experience to ride safely.
To help overcome this fear, the AST program offers participating schools a free 90 minute bike skills training program with a professional cycling coach. Bike skills training provide children with invaluable road safety skills and lays the foundation for active travel choices as teenagers and young adults. To participate, students need to bring their own bike and helmet.
The course is held at school and students learn about:
- conducting a simple bike safety check
- safely mounting and dismounting
- road rules and footpath etiquette
- balance drills
- how to ride on different surfaces
- one hand riding and signalling
- riding with others
- changing gears.
Free bike skills training is available for schools on Brisbane City Council’s Active School Travel program. If your school is interested, please email the AST team.