Bikes in Schools
Run by the national Bike On NZ Charitable Trust, Bikes in Schools supports schools to enable regular and equal access to bikes and bike tracks for all children within the school environment.
Over ten schools across the region have already installed bike tracks and provided bikes for students and are now reaping the benefits including increases in health, confidence and classroom focus.
Principal of Pinehaven School, Kaylene Macnee has seen significant gains since installing their tracks in 2015. Most rewarding has been seeing kids ride a bike for the first time. "At the opening of the track we had 49 non-riders across the school. On the last day of term, we had five."
Greater Wellington has developed a School Guide to help schools get the most out of their tracks. The guide includes information on setting up booking systems, bike maintenance, cycling policies, skills training, classroom learning and getting parents and the community involved.