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Rata Street School helps celebrate Pedal Ready training milestone for 2014

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Rata Street School helps celebrate Pedal Ready training milestone for 2014

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A regional cycling triumph was celebrated recently at Rata Street Primary School in Naenae, Hutt City.

Among the more than 120 students taking part in the cycle skills training programme at the school was the Wellington region’s 2014th child to get “Pedal Ready” in 2014.

Pedal Ready is a Wellington regional cycle skills programme. Training involves a bike and helmet safety check, bike handling skills and exercises to build confidence on a bike in preparation for all your future riding – whether it is out with friends or family, on the BMX track, mountain biking or riding on the road.

To mark the milestone a celebration took place with staff and students from Rata Street School. Two freshly trained students, McKenzie Haggerty and Raniera Wichman (pictured), were there to cut and share the celebratory cake, decorated with cones, bicycles and Pedal Ready flags flying high.

Free Pedal Ready training for schools is made possible by funds from Sport Wellington through KiwiSport, support from NZ Transport Agency, local councils and Police School Community Officers, the bike mechanics from Secret Level and of course the fantastic Pedal Ready instructors.

Cycle skills training is available for adults as well as school children. It’s free of charge for schools and at any workplace where a minimum of six people are registered.

To find out more about Pedal Ready and to book, visit www.pedalready.org.nz.