Bikes in Schools

After a year of fundraising and preparing we opened our first Bike Track at Tokoroa Central School in February 2017. In 2020 we opened a Pump track for our students to use to extend their skills.

All students are taught a variety of bike and safety skills within the classroom programme. Bikes are available for students to ride during lunch times.

Some of the benefits to the Bikes In Schools Programme.

  • Raises the confidence, self-esteem and resilience of pupils through a fun activity
  • Delivers health and wellbeing outcomes for the pupils (and staff)
  • Provides an opportunity to self-manage risks within a safe environment
  • Instils the habit of using a bike for basic transportation
  • Results in the children and extended family biking more often
  • Pupils gain knowledge, skills and confidence to ride safely for when they might ride outside of school

A further Skills track is being fundraised for currently with the hope of being opened at the end of 2017/beginning 2018