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AusBike is Australia’s national bike education program, designed to give kids aged 5 to 12 years the essential skills to experience the freedom, fun and adventure of life on two wheels!

The program has been designed by expert coaches and is delivered in a variety of settings around the country by accredited instructors. AusBike caters for kids with all levels of bike riding experience – whether they’re just off training wheels, or further down the track with their cycling journey.

The AusBike program is fun, interactive and progressive. With a focus on developing fundamental skills, safety and confidence, kids will work their way through a number of core skills, progressing from beginner to expert level throughout the program.

An evidence-based program

AusBike is based on the CORE4Skills™, an evidence-based framework for developing, practicing, and embedding fundamental bike skills.

The core skills are:

1.Modulation - understanding the required amount of functional body engagement to complete a skill - for example, how much pressure to apply on the brakes to stop within three metres from a high speed.

2.Dynamic Weight Transfer - the ability to position the body appropriately to manoeuvre the bike – for example, shifting the bike using your weight to control the bike movement.

3.Static Balance - the ability to be able to maintain control of the bike, with minimal movement. In real life, this could look like waiting at traffic lights or doing a trail check before riding the trail.

4.Situational Appropriateness - the ability of the rider to make the appropriate choice, action and reaction to the situation.

AusBike is proudly designed, developed and delivered by AusCycling, Australia’s national sports organisation for all forms of cycling and riding, The program has been developed with the support of the Australian Government through the Australian Sports Commission.

AusBike’s schools programs have been developed with support from ACPHER - the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

Primary school program

There are two options for AusBike when delivered in schools:

  1. The four-session Progressive program
  2. The two-session Immersion program

Both programs are delivered by AusCycling-accredited instructors. The sessions can be held in a school setting before, during or after school.  AusCycling encourages students to bring their own bikes and helmets, however if this is not possible, contact AusCycling regarding options for borrowing equipment.

Progressive programImmersion program

The Progressive program includes four hours of content and is generally delivered as four x one-hour sessions (this may be adjusted to suit the needs of the schools):

Session 1: Introduction to fundamental riding skills

  • Skill acquisition
  • Gamification
  • On and off bike activities

Session 2: Extend the development of skills

  • Skill implementation and confidence building
  • Gamification

Session 3: Application of Skills

  • Explore current competency of skills through various challenges
  • Gamification

Session 4: Embedding of skills

  • Road safety knowledge
  • Game sense approach

A faster, fun program held over two x one hour sessions, the Immersion Program is ideally suited for class groups of up to 30 students.  With its shorter format, schools can run multiple sessions per day, providing more kids with the AusBike experience!

The Immersion format involves both on and off bike activities, with a focus on inclusion, fun games, and skill acquisition!  Suitable for Years 3 to 6.

Day 1: Early in term

  • Skill acquisition
  • Gamification
  • On and off bike activities

Day 2: Towards end of term

  • Skill implementation and confidence building
  • Road safety knowledge
  • Game sense approach
Teachers

Teachers can deliver cycling in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below:

  • Hold a valid state and/or territory teacher registration
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Must hold relevant AusBike Instructor accreditation

Please note the teacher upskilling accreditation is not age specific.

Coaches

To become a coach and deliver cycling in Sporting Schools please ensure you are working towards the following requirements:

  • Be aged 16 years or over
  • Hold a current Working With Children Check
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Must have completed either:
    • A Foundation Instructor Course or
    • an AusCycling School Teacher coaching course (only if currently studying 2nd year or later of an Education degree); and
  • Have completed agreement with AusCycling to deliver a Ride Nation Schools program
Coaching Providers

Sporting organisations who wish to become a coaching provider for AusCycling and deliver in Sporting Schools must meet the requirements below:

  • Hold a valid ABN or declare ABN exempt
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Please contact AusCycling at schools@ridenation.com.au to register as a Ride Nation Schools provider and complete associated induction
  • Agree to AusCycling's License Agreement
  • There is no cost to become a Ride Nation provider

NOTE: All coaches that operate under the coaching provider must meet individual cycling coach registration requirements

AusBike Instructor Training

The AusBike Instructor training will introduce you to worldwide recognised best bike education Instructor practices. The course is aimed at club and community members, parents and
teachers who want to help build and develop beginner level bike riders (aged 5-12) to improve their bike riding skills.

Download the AusBike Instructor Training flyer for more information.

AusBike for Schools

AusBike is Australia’s national bike education program, designed to give kids aged 5 to 12 years the essential skills to experience the freedom, fun and adventure of life on two wheels!

Download the flyer for more information on AusBike for schools.

AusCycling

Contact: Emily Wilson
Email: emily@auscycling.org.au
Phone: (02) 7229 6465

Have any questions about Sporting Schools?

Phone: 1300 785 707
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