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.


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This course is currently under review after the delivery of a trial program. Subscribe below for updates on future courses.

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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. With support from an ACT Health grant, four trial courses were delivered in 2018 and 2019, and the course structure and content refined. Our aim is to use this course as a model to be rolled out across the ACT commencing in Spring 2019.

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.


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