|All ACT school children should learn to ride
The Australian Cycling Promotion Foundation has announced that sales of children’s bicycles have hit a new low in Australia, leading to concerns that children do not have the opportunity to ride bikes and get enough physical activity to ensure long-term health and well-being.
The ACT Government provides cycling education in 68 schools, with plans to expand this program. Pedal Power ACT commends their effort and recommends that cycling education programs be promoted and available to all schools so every ACT primary school student can have the opportunity to experience the benefits of riding a bike.
Pedal Power ACT Executive Officer John Armstrong says that many ACT schools are missing out on investment in active travel infrastructure and programs.
“Riding a bike is the best way for children to get incidental exercise while enjoying the freedom of transport under their own steam.” More.