Ride to school on March 22

Published on 15 March 2019

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Local school students and their families are encouraged to get pedalling on Friday, 22 March as part of National Ride2School Day.

Ride2School is a nationwide program delivered by Bicycle Network, designed to support schools to encourage more students to get physically active on their journey to school.

Gannawarra Shire Council’s Mayor Lorraine Learmonth said that National Ride2School Day is a great way to promote bike riding as a fun and convenient way for children to actively travel around their communities.

“Walking, riding or even scooting to school are great ways for children to catch up with their friends and check out what is going on in their communities,” Mayor Learmonth said.

“We also know that getting actively to school, or the school bus, helps children stay physically and mentally healthy. Children are also more focused in the classroom compared to children who are driven to school each day.”

More than 500,000 Australian students are expected to ride or walk to school as part of the event.

For more information about the event and for bike riding resources for parents, visit https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/rides-and-events/ride2school/