Cycle Skills get Cooroy into gear
  • Thursday 31 July 2008

FREE Cycle Skills course for Cooroy community
When: 10 August, 10AM-12PM
Where:Cooroy State School

TravelSmart Noosa joined forces with Cooroy State School in 2007 to develop and implement a School Travel Plan. The School Travel Plan includes a variety of initiatives to provide parents, students and teachers with opportunities, motivation and information on walking, cycling, carpooling and using public transport to get to and from school.

As part of the School’s Travel Plan, the Cooroy community are invited to a FREE Family Cycle Skills course, organised and funded under the TravelSmart Noosa Program and coordinated in partnership with Cooroy State School, Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Bike Hire.

“Our long term planning is towards modal change for public transport, cycling, walking, scooter and motorcycle use,” says Division 12 Cr Lew Brennan.

“This is part of the overall vision for developing sustainable and balanced transport that supports the quality of life for residents and visitors.

“Managing travel demand in an environment like the Noosa Biosphere involves modifying travel decisions so that more desirable transport, social, economic and environmental objectives can be achieved, and so that we can reduce the negative impacts of private vehicle travel.

“The Cycle Skills course is a real and tangible example of encouraging environmentally friendly travel by teaching young children how to ride safely.”

Cycling is a fun way for adults and children to keep fit and healthy. It is also an effective form of transport and a valued life skill. The course is being run by an accredited cycle coach and will be conducted on school grounds in a traffic free environment.

Course topics include: theory and practice; correct helmet and bike fitting; health and fitness benefits; basic bike maintenance; basic skills for cycling; active transport options.

Important: Register at the school by 6 August.