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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Bowen PCYC holds free AustCycle courses for Whitsunday residents

The Bowen PCYC in the Whitsundays helped a mother and her son get the confidence to ride on their own, running a free bike handling skills session for the pair.

Judy Adsett, Healthy Communities Coordinator for the Whitsunday’s Regional Council, said that although course numbers weren’t high, the program was a great success with participants enjoying a social ride along Bowen’s picturesque front beach.

It was the first course that accredited AustCycle Teacher Todd Maguire had run, and he said the group was great and that he was surprised at how easy it was to deliver.

“Korrine was keen to learn new skills, keep her family active and healthy, and help her son Morgan learn to cycle safely. He was a great kid and was able to pass the course quite easily. I really enjoyed taking them”.

However, there was one part Todd didn’t enjoy so much.

“At the end of our session we went on a 30 minute ride on the road and put the skills into practice. I stayed at the back of the group and made sure all were safe when a magpie attacked me”.

“I managed to fight the little bugger off and he didn’t come back. I took one for the team and told them that was my role as their teacher!”

If you’re interested in participating in a course in the Whitsunday region, contact Judy on 07 4761 3612.  

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