There is so much that children need to learn about bikes, besides just the skills to ride them. Cycling is a lifestyle and riding to school is about that. Extracts from the Ride and Walk to School program from the Physical Activity Foundation.
Getting started riding a bike.
“The Physical Activity Foundation is a registered Health Promotion Charity based in the ACT and our goal is to reduce the incidence of sedentary lifestyle diseases in children.”About Us, Physical Activity Foundation
Parts of a bike
Unless the kids know what the parts of the bike are called, they will not understand what you are talking about.
How to put on your helmet
Helmets protect children in low-speed accidents but only if they are secured and fitted correctly. Quite often they are too loose and wobble around, or even worse, slip forward while riding.
Looking after a bike
The ABC TIGHT Bike Safety Check List for looking after your bike.