“Fitter, healthier, more engaged young people”
Former NZ Prime Minister John Key, Launch of Bikes in Schools, 2010
In 1990, New Zealand primary school children were biking an average of 28 minutes per week. Today it is less than 5 minutes per week — with many children not getting to ride a bike at all.
We believe the best and most cost-effective way to reverse this is by helping schools wanting to implement a Bikes in Schools package of bikes, helmets, tracks, bike storage and cycle skills training, all within their school.
The documented outcomes of all this bike riding by the students are simple – increased health, fitness, skills, safety, confidence and self-esteem.
Working with proactive schools, supportive funders and engaged partners, we plan to help enable even more NZ children to experience the benefits of regularly riding a bike at school.