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Bike SA & Lightsview present Cycling Skills for Kids

15 April 2012 6,636 views No Comment

Kids cycling in Adelaide with BikeSAWondering what to do with the kids this Tuesday 17th April. Here’s one option: there’s a free one-day cycling skills course for children at Hillcrest Community Centre and Primary School, Condamine St, Hillcrest.

The free course, run by Bike SA in conjunction with Lightsview, aims to educate children about cycling safety, road awareness and to encourage community interaction and physical exercise.

Available for children aged from four to twelve years old, the course will be held on Tuesday 17th April as follows:

  • 9.15–11am for 4–6 year olds
  • 11am–3pm for 7–12 year olds

Bikes and helmets will be provided for free.

To book contact Lightsview’s Community Development Manager, Kylie Harrison on 8261 1888 or kylie.harrison@lightsview.com.au.

About Lightsview and cycling

Situated only 8km from the Adelaide CBD, Lightsview is only short trip to the city by car, bike or public transport. This new suburb is as close to the city as many other prestige suburbs, and is a stone’s throw from a range of local facilities including shopping, public transport linkages and excellent schools.

Lightsview has been designed in accordance with the Heart Foundation’s Healthy by Design principles which include the provision of dedicated walking and cycling routes. There’s even a special cycling map of the area for residents!

About Bike SA

Bike SA is the state’s largest provider of cycle activities, including over 15 large events plus over 1,000 free rides every year. Their mission is to see “more people cycling more often, in safer, healthier communities.”

Bike SA is a not-for-profit, independent, non-government association supporting and advocating for all recreational cyclists and for its 6000 members. It provides many opportunities to be involved in volunteering and participation in major bicycle events and tours.

Some of the many services and events Bike SA provides include:

Free Adelaide City Bikes

Adelaide City Bikes is part of a strategy to build a cleaner, greener city. Adelaide City Bikes are free to hire between 9am – 4.30pm from Bike SA and other locations. Hire includes the use of a helmet and, if required, a bicycle lock. A current passport or drivers license must be deposited by each user at the time of hire. If you wish to hire the bicycles overnight please contact Bicycle SA on 08 8168 9999 to arrange a quote. Read the Cycling Friendly City brochure here.

UniSA’s Ride for Pain

UniSA’s Ride for Pain is a mass-participation community cycling event taking place on Sunday 29 April to raise awareness about the frequently-overlooked issue of chronic pain. Read more here.

Grand Slam Challenge Series

The Grand Slam Challenge Series offers five challenges from February to October 2012, each one combining two loops of between 40km and 100km, all starting and finishing in the one location. There is also a Mini Slam for those looking for something a little less challenging, in which participants complete only one of the two loops. Read more here.

Free community Rides Programme

Each year, over 1,000 organised rides are delivered as part of Bike SA’s free Rides Programme – with rides available every week! The Rides Programme is the most comprehensive in Australia, all rides are FREE, and all are delivered by certified Rides Leaders.

These rides are ideal for those new to cycling and cyclists who’ve been “out of the saddle” for a while, with each ride is coded for distance and difficulty so you know what to expect. Download the latest free Rides Programme, Autumn 2012 (March – May), proudly supported by RAA.

You can follow @bikesa on Twitter and find Bike SA on Facebook too!

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