It’s a Balancing Act

Seeing your children (or even grandchildren) ride around the park or getting out with them on a bike is one of those activities that leaves lasting memories for both young and old alike. But how do you transition children who have training wheels to a…

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What to look for in a GOOD fitting helmet

  AS/NZS 2063 Bike helmets sold in Australia have been tested to the Standard AS/NZS2063. These are the helmets legally required for use on bike. Hard shell, usually lots of ventilation holes, polyurethane foam inner and padding   THE FIT you want the helmet to…

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Y’ve Gotta Have ‘Heart’

When working with children in our learn to ride lessons it is often the case that I’m teaching a child aged 5-8 yo and for the majority they are open to learning new experiences – as this is what most of their life is about….

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The Journey that Started it all – Three years ago

In 2011 Ride-a-Bike Right came to life as the AustCycle provider for SA’s Healthy Communities Initiative program; working with local councils to deliver courses to adults to increase fitness and activity rates amongst the population. Initially working with Playford Council delivering cycling skills to adults…

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Getting Back on the Bike

When you think of a cyclist, you may imagine groups riding expensive bikes with thin tyres. So if you haven’t ridden a bike for years, the thought of it may be daunting at best. But no one is asking you to join the lycra-brigade –…

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Which Helmet Do I Buy?

Many people get confused between the 3 styles of helmets available to buy Bike helmet, Skater Style Helmet (‘bucket’) and, Skate Helmet (‘bucket’) 1 – Bike helmets have in Australia have been tested to the Standard AS/NZS 2063. These are the helmets legally required for…

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Preventing the Magpie Swoop – The Shiny Side from Above

Spring has arrived and with the lovely, sunny, warm days come nesting Magpies. If you’re a seasoned rider you will be familiar with these very protective, feathered parents and heard the many ways to avoid the dreaded swoop from above. Here is a video of…

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Recreational Riding in the Adelaide Hills – The Amy Gillett Bike Way

Over the weekend my partner and I decided to get out of Adelaide and go for a ride – it was a lovely winter’s day so we headed up to the Woodside to ride the Amy Gillett Bikeway. Starting at Charlseton (playground and amenities available)…

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Get them the Right Bike for Christmas

The year is hurrying along and I’m sure several of you are already getting a “Santa’s List” and many may include the ever popular new bike. Having taught many children over my time as a cycling instructor, I always feel the pleasure for children as…

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Learning to Take a Chance

There’s a reason past eras referred to many tasks as ‘trying’, as its through trying that we learn how to succeed Over the past five years I’ve worked with many people who want to learn how to ride a bike and/or improve their current cycling…

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