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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Kids get back on their bikes in Westmead

Many of the students who attend the ctive After-school Communities (AASC) program at the Centre at Westmead have never ridden a bike before. But, thanks to AustCycle Provider Addventageous these kids have been able to learn the skills needed to ride.

One of the younger boys who attended the AustCycle training could not ride at all at the start of the classes. Now not only is he riding with training wheels in the active after school program, but his father has purchased him a bike of his own and they both now attend Parramatta Park to ride together on weekends.

Centre manager Carol de Boer said she could not be happier with the program and that it has been a “raging success”.

This feeling is echoed by AustCycle Teacher John Holdstein, who wrote on Facebook that he had a few great weeks teaching the kids at the centre and was proud of al the young people.

“Many had difficult turning the pedal for more than one turn, but are now riding with growing confidence each week. They have all been great students, a credit to their school community”.

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