What People Say

“We think it is a great idea. It’s a great way of introducing kids to bikes and making sure every young New Zealander gets an opportunity to learn to ride a bike so it’s a programme we would like to see extended to other schools and it’s certainly going to make sure we’ve got fitter, healthier, more engaged young people.”

Hon John Key
Former New Zealand Prime Minister

“We’re developing this national programme using very best practice, some of it home grown right here in New Zealand. We are leading the world with our Bikes in Schools programme.

Hon Simon Bridges
Former Minister of Transport

We know that cycle tracks have numerous benefits, including helping to develop safe cycling habits and building up confidence and fitness, I want to make it easy for schools that want to promote exercise to engage students in lifelong healthy habits that also help with their learning.”

Hon Nikki Kaye
Former Minister of Education

“When I started riding at school it ended up crossing over towards my school work. Because I was getting better at BMX, I started getting better at school because it just gave me a lot of confidence so I was happier and got better at everything really.”

Sarah Walker
World Champion BMX Rider and Olympic Medallist

“We really see this resource as something that we can teach with in an ongoing way. We want to be able to link the bike track to some really worthwhile learning linked to the health curriculum and the social sciences – looking at how communities work together.”

Kaylene MacNee
Principal at Pinehaven School, Upper Hutt

“We’re getting children to be active and helping increase their physical fitness and health, it will have huge benefits for the children. I hope they grow up to become cycling adults.”

Cindy Walsh
Principal at Takapuna Primary School

“Getting kids onto bikes has massive benefits for health, learning and confidence.”

Jim Pearcey
Principal at Maraenui Bilingual School, Napier

“It’s been a wonderful community project and the kids are very excited. They’ve been using the first bike path before and after school and during interval but they’ve been dying to get on to the gully track.”

Richard Inder
Principal at Gate Pa School, Tauranga

Most of our kids do not have their own bike at home and they’re incredibly excited about the track and their new wheels.”

Russell Burt
Principal at Pt. England School, Auckland

“We are delighted and very grateful for Bikes in Schools’ support for this important recreation and sport programme.”

Michelle Jadoo
Principal at St. Mary’s School, Avondale

“The school’s fantastic new bike track is inspiring the children to get their legs and hearts pumping.”

Rob Posthumus
Principal at Hurupaki School, Whangarei

“We are so happy. It has been a huge collective effort to get this finished and the kids love it.”

Billie-Jean Potaka-Ayton
Principal at Kaiti School, Gisborne

We’re also investing in Bikes in Schools to enhance delivery of the cycleway programme and make cycling more accessible for school children. So far we have contributed to 30 urban schools, reaching nearly 10,000 students.”

Hon Simon Bridges
Former Minister of Transport