Victoria’s Bike Ed program for school children has been modernised and expanded to cover a much broader age spectrum.
The updated version, now incorporating detailed lesson plans, modern animated and real-life videos, was launched to coincide with national Ride2SchoolDay in March.
Bike Ed was previously offered to Grade 5 and 6 students but now spans primary school and the start of high school.
“We have expanded our Bike Ed program to reach students from Grade 1 to Year 8 – ensuring even more Victorian students are educated about cycling safety,” Victoria’s Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Ben Carroll, said.
“We’ve developed new detailed lesson plans, educational videos, resources and activity sheets alongside practical riding lessons to ensure the program is providing the best education for young riders.
“Bike Ed helps students improve their skills and confidence – allowing them to develop the skills they need to ride safely and independently on roads and paths.”
Bike Ed program was originally developed in the 1990s and has been expanded as people using active transport has increased across the State.
The in-school program teaches students about safe riding behaviours, road rules, and riding in a shared environment.
It can be delivered by school staff, members of the school community or external cycling education organisations who have undertaken accredited training to deliver the program.
More information about Bike Ed program visit www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/bikeed.