Big Skills for Small Bikes program logoTo build lifelong cycling habits we need to teach children to ride when they are very young. However, the reality is that many parents don’t have the skills or time to help their kids get started!

The Big Skills for Small Bikes program is a new cycle skills development course which aims to teach parents and carers how to get their kids riding confidently and safely, and to empower them to continue to pass on safe cycling skills to their children after the course has finished.

The program uses curriculum developed by a Cycling Australia coach, and is targeted toward children aged 3 – 8 years, with the adult and child attending the training sessions together.

Course details

When: commencing Saturday 27 October with six weekly sessions at 9.00 - 9.45 am and 10.00 - 10.45 am

Where: Basketball Courts at Majura Primary School, 101 Knox St Watson

More about the course

The program has been developed due to community demand for learn-to-ride programs for pre-school and lower primary aged children. With support from an ACT Health grant, two courses will be delivered in the Waston area in 2018, with two more courses to follow in 2019. Our aim is to use this as a model to be rolled out across the ACT, with a focus on suburbs with a large percentage of families with young children.

Want to get involved?

Are you enthusiastic about teaching children to ride and looking for experience coaching basic bike skills? Limited places are available for paid instructors on the Big Skills for Small Bikes course, and the opportunity to attend a free one-day cycle coaching course with Cycling Australia.

For more information or to register your expression of interest, contact us on 6248 7995 or and email us your CV.

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