FAQ

What do I need to wear for the program?

There is no set uniform for the Let’s Ride sessions. Kids can wear their school uniform however they are welcome to change into general sports clothing and runners. Do be mindful of the following:

  • Long baggy clothing can get stuck in the bike chain – ensure clothing is not loose fitting
  • Closed in shoes – no thongs, sandals or similar shoes
  • Sleeved clothing – provide better protection
  • Helmet

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In the event of wet weather, parents will be notified on the day of the program if the session is going to be cancelled. We will, however, aim to run the program if at all possible, either undercover or in a classroom. If the session does need to be cancelled, a make-up session will be run later in the term or the following term.

Can my child join the program if he/she can’t currently ride a bike or is on training wheels?

Yes, we have developed a 1st Gear Program to guide parents through riding their bike.

How long does a Lets Ride session run for?

Programs that are funded through sporting schools must run for a minimum of 4 hours. Most sessions run will run for 60 minutes in duration

Who delivers the Let’s Ride sessions?

Each program is run by Cycling Australia qualified instructors and supported by Cycling Australia, the Australian Sports Commission and state and territory Cycling Associations.

How do I get my bike to school for the program?

Parents have two options:

1. They can drop the bike to school in the morning. Parents will need to check in at the office to confirm storage location and will need to supply their own lock. The school or Cycling Australia will not accept responsibility for lost or damaged bikes.

2. For after school programs drop the bike off at the program after the school bell goes.

What do I need to bring to the program?

  • Your own bike (see checklist to ensure it is roadworthy)
  • Australian standards Helmet (see checklist)
  • Water bottle
  • Sun protection – sunscreen & hat

What gear program do I choose?

The recommended ages are indicative only. Teachers of children in Yr. 3-6 are welcome to register their pupils for whichever program more closely suits the needs of their class.

How does my school apply for funding?