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Want to learn to ride? Take lessons at our bicycle education centre

Publish on 08 Feb 2018 All suburbs Airds, Ambarvale, Bardia, Blair Athol, Blairmount, Bow Bowing, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Claymore, Denham Court, Eagle Vale, Englorie Park, Eschol Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Glenfield, Gregory Hills, Holsworthy, Ingleburn, Kearns, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Long Point, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Menangle Park, Minto, Minto Heights, Mount Annan, Raby, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Andrews, St Helens Park, Varroville, Wedderburn, Woodbine, Woronora Dam,

Media release - 8 February 2018

Does your child need help learning to ride a bike? Do you want to brush up on old skills, or haven’t yet had the opportunity to learn?

Campbelltown City Council’s Bicycle Education and Road Safety Centre offers a Learn to Ride program conducted by qualified instructors, with both after school and private lessons available to riders of all ages and abilities.

The bicycle education centre is the perfect place for riders to develop confidence on a bike in a safe and secure facility, featuring a network of simulated roads with traffic lights, roundabouts, road signs, junior track for toddlers and a bicycle repair station.

In addition to learning to ride or refreshing old skills, the program includes information on road laws, helmet laws and fitting, tips on safety and how to avoid accidents, and basic bicycle maintenance checks.

The bicycle centre also offers a shaded children’s playground, sheltered picnic area and powered BBQ, making it a great day out for families at free open days every Sunday from 10am to 3pm. The facility is also available to hire for private functions on other days of the week.

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said Council’s Learn to Ride program provided an opportunity for children to learn to ride a bike in a practical environment, in addition to important advice on how to keep safe while riding.

“Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage for children, and Council’s Learn to Ride program will help kids keep safe and feel confident on two wheels while exercising, and enjoying time with friends,” he said.

“Experienced instructors conduct the lessons, and the facility’s simulated road network not only makes lessons a lot of fun, but gives participants a taste of the traffic conditions they could face out on the road.”

The bicycle education centre’s Learn to Ride four-week after school program will run every Monday from 5 to 26 March during term one, or private one-hour lessons are available on Mondays, Fridays or Sundays. Bicycles and helmets are supplied, or bring your own.

The four-week after school program is $40 per person (two-hour lessons). The one-hour private lessons for all ages are available by appointment, with a maximum of two people per session at $38 per person.

Upcoming programs

Term 1 – After school program every Monday, 5 to 26 March, 4pm to 6pm

Term 2 – Preschool program every Tuesday, 8 to 29 May, 10am to midday

Term 4 – After school program every Monday, 22 October to 12 November, 4pm to 6pm

Term 4 – Preschool program every Wednesday, 14 November to 5 December, 10am to midday

 

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