Bike education can be taught to students of all ages and all abilities. Bike education sessions teach skills development for students aged 8 (to 80) at an introductory, intermediate and advanced level.
DIY bike education – how to ride a bike
Would you like to deliver bicycle education yourself? Or know someone who might?
We have three WA Curriculum linked ‘Riding a Bike’ modules ideal for Years 4-6:
- Riding a bike – the absolute basics
- Riding a bike – intermediate riding skills and knowledge
- Riding a bike – advanced bike skills and knowledge
We are also calling for expressions of interest in free training for teachers and parent volunteers to deliver this content.
Can I use my points to subsidise bike education at my school?
Yes! If you would like to use your reward points to fund bike education courses at your school you can go to our online shop and select bike education. 650 points will purchase a 6 hour bike skills course for up to 30 students. If you do not have the required points, you can make up the difference in school budget.
Some local government’s offer local grant schemes that can fund or co-fund bike education too so it’s always a good idea to get in touch to see if they are able to help. Also see our helpful ‘Grants and Funding’ page for more ideas on where to access funding for projects.
Bike Education Providers
People on Bicycles
People on Bicycles are a local Perth company of AustCycle accredited coaches. The cost based on 30 students per course is $25 per student. So a class would cost between $600 - $750 for 6 hours of bike education (depending on how many sessions are chosen). You can also use your reward points to fund a bike education course at your school. Go to the 'People on Bikes' Bike Education product page.
Please Note: It is preferable for students to bring their own bike or borrow one, however People on Bikes can also provide a limited number of bikes.
For more information and bookings, check out their website
Cycling Australia's Ride Nation Schools program helps children develop their knowledge, skills and confidence to allow them to explore the endless opportunities that riding a bike provides.
Ride Nation Schools is replacing Let's Ride as Cycling Australia's national participation program and supports children in guiding them through the stages of the program to provide parents with a peace of mind that they will develop the skills to become safe and responsible riders.
The Ride Nation Schools program links with the national PDHPE curriculum which allows teachers to extend the lessons from the coaching sessions into the classroom! This program is a fantastic opportunity for schools to help support positive change by creating a healthy lifestyle, developing road safety skills and using active travel as a viable form of transport.
Schools can apply for grants through 'Sporting Schools' funding to cover courses for 30 students each course (90 students total) a year.
You can also use your reward points to fund a bike education course at your school. Go to the 'Ride Nation' Bike Education product page.
Teachers can deliver cycling in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements. Teachers who are interested in delivering the course for students at their school should contact Ride Nation for information on accessing training and curriculum resources. For more information see the Ride Nation website
Road safety excursions
The Constable Care Safety School is open for bookings for ages 4 to 11. It offers a realistic layout of Perth's streets that provides students with a hands-on opportunity to learn vital pedestrian, bike and public transport travel safety skills. Featuring cutting-edge augmented reality in a simulated-risk environment, the Constable Care Safety School provides a fun excursion opportunity for primary schools that links directly to WA curriculum outcomes.
More bicycle education related incursion options
Here are some providers of road safety incursions (Please note: There is no 'on bicycle' skills development included in these programs).
RAC – Teaching Around the Roads & Little Legends Club
Suitable for Pre-Primary to Year 6 Students – jump on board the Around the Roads program. Its engaging and has an interactive approach to delivering road safety education to student in pre-primary to Year 6. The program offers a suite of free and fun in class workshops that covers bicycle, pedestrian and passenger safety.
Little Legends Club helps primary school students understand road safety by providing in class presentations, a suite of online resources including an interactive multi-level game. Children can learn essential road safety skills while having fun!
You can find out more information here!