Glendore Gets Healthy and Educated in Bike Safety

Bike and fitness coaches from Bike and Fitness delivered an Aboriginal Bike Safety Program on Tuesday 10 March 2020 at Glendore Public School on behalf of the Roads and Maritime Services.

The three-hour program taught:

· Practical bike skills

· Increased bike handling skills

· Understanding the New South Wales road rules

· Visibility whilst riding

· Understanding safe riding in the community

Glendore Public School students received:

· A helmet with an Aboriginal design

· A service on their bikes, including brake checks and air in tyres

· Snacks and refreshments

· Spare bikes were also available to use on the day if required.

The aim of the program was to engage with the Aboriginal community to increase awareness of bike safety initiatives in order to reduce bike-related injuries and fatalities.

Twenty-five of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Years 3–6 enjoyed support from our four coaches as well as from four Glendore Public School staff.

It was a fantastic afternoon enjoyed by all.

Story contributed by Sarah Hatherell from Glendore Public School. Published in 2020.