Bicycle Network’s Bendigo Bike Ed Challenge

Bicycle Network’s Bendigo Bike Ed Challenge ran for the second year in a row on Wednesday. More than 60 students from Eaglehawk North Primary, White Hills Primary, Huntly Primary and Victory Christian College attended the challenge at the Tom Flood Sports Centre.

Gisborne Secondary College year 10 VCAL students helped run the day which aimed to develop students bike skills and teach them safe riding techniques while having a good time.

Bicycle Network General Manager of Behaviour Change, Tess Allaway, said the Bendigo Bike Ed Challenge will teach students important bike safety and show them how fun it is to ride.

Last years Bendigo Bike Ed Challenge, which is supported by RoadSafe Central Victoria and VicRoads, was held during the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride and was the first time the event was held in Bendigo.

“Only 20% of young Australians get their recommended 60 minutes of exercise a day. The easiest way to get active is to ride a bike to school and the Bendigo Bike Ed Challenge will make sure local students can do this,” Miss Allaway said.

Bicycle Network’s Ride2School program aims to address physical activity in school by empowering and enabling students to ride and walk to school.