Skills for kids

Big Skills for Small Bikes

To 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!

Big Skills for Small Bikes is a learn to ride course for younger children, which focuses on teaching parents and carers how to get their kids riding confidently and safely.  

This is a beginner course best suited to kids who are not yet riding on their own unaided.

Course overview

The program uses a curriculum developed by a Cycling Australia coach and is targeted toward parents and carers with children aged 3 – 8 years. Adults attend the training sessions with the children and are provided with resources to empower them to continue to teach and support their child to develop bike skills after they have completed the course.

The course has been developed due to community demand for learn-to-ride programs for pre-school and lower primary aged children. 

Course requirements

  • The course is designed to teach adults how to teach cycle skills to their children. Parents/carers must actively participate.
  • Course is targeted for children aged 3 – 8 years.
  • Maximum two children per adult.
  • Participating children must bring their own balance or pedal bike and Australian standards helmet.
  • Participating adults do not need bikes.


Two different locations:

  • Basketball Courts behind Majura Primary School, 101 Knox St, Watson, ACT 2602 or 
  • Basketball Courts at Sts. Peter and Paul Primary School, 59 Wisdom St, Garran, ACT 2605

Upcoming course dates and session times

Saturday 2 November – Saturday 30 November (5 weeks)

Two different session times: 9.00 – 9.45 am or 10.00 – 10.45 am


$88 per child.  Adults free (maximum two children per adult) 

Register now

Places are limited to keep class sizes small.

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