Peddle Power Cycle Safety Program

CTC Shaping Futures delivers a Peddle Power Cycle Safety Program which is a hands-on course where participants can learn more about bikes, legislation, road rules and riding with friends while being safe.

The program is a 2-hour session, delivered by The Re-Cycle-Bulls which focuses on the fundamentals of riding, safety measures and helmet use, traffic rules and road safety, managing distractions and anxiety, while focusing on fun, engagement and overall road safety. The Re-Cycle-Bulls are 4 accredited Auscycling instructors, youth mentors and deliver bike programs and compete with youth in MTB competitions within the Rockhampton region.

Why are we doing this?

In Australia, there are hundreds of bicycle accidents every year, some of these incidents are unavoidable but adhering to certain traffic laws and developing certain skills can reduce risks of getting hurt when riding a bicycle.

Our objective.

CTC aims to travel to Queensland State schools within the following regions North Burnett, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Woorabinda, Central Highlands, Banana, Diamantina, Barcoo, Blackall Tambo, Isaac, Longreach, Barcaldine and Winton. CTC are currently looking at funding opportunities to deliver the program to 123 primary schools within these regions.

The Peddle Power Cycle Safety program will be delivered over a 24 month period, focusing on health, wellbeing, safety and bringing together community engagement.

The benefits.

Overall, implementing a bike safety program in schools for children in years 3, 4 & 5 provides numerous benefits, including increased safety awareness, promoting of an active lifestyle, improved traffic education, and long-term safety road rules.

If you would like the Peddle Power Cycle Safety Program to be delivered at your community event or Primary School, please contact us at [email protected]

The Initiative.

CTC is delivering the Peddle Power Cycle Safety Program in the Gladstone region thanks to the Community Road Safety Education Grant provided by the Queensland Government’s Department of Transport and Main Roads. This initiative aims to promote cycle safety and awareness among community members in the area, enhancing road safety education and fostering a culture of responsible cycling practices.