Sport Central will launch an initiative next month, designed
to teach children and adults how to ride a bike, as well as
upskilling those who are already proficient.
The ''Learn to Bike - thrills and spills'' programme is for
children of all ages, as well as adults, in Queenstown,
Wanaka, Cromwell and Alexandra.
Sport Central co-ordinator Bill Godsall said he was ''pretty
aware'' there were adults who had never learned to ride a
bike and may be embarrassed to do so.
However, the programme was also designed for those who wanted
to brush up on their skills and maintenance of their bikes
and cater to those wanting to compete in cycling events
including triathlons or the Otago Central Rail Trail.
The four major components of the programme include learning
to ride, basic off-road riding skills, maintenance, safety
and bike helmet set-up and an obstacle course.
Mr Godsall will run the course, along with former New Zealand
cyclist and coach force bike development officer Shane
Melrose, of Wanaka.
It was hoped the programme would run regularly, Mr Godsall
• The programme will be held in Wanaka on October 8,
Queenstown on October 9, Cromwell during the morning of
October 10 and in Alexandra that afternoon. There will be
four age groups - under 5, 5-10 years, 11-16 years and 17
years to adult - and costs $20 per person.
To register, email email@example.com
by October 5.