The Bikes in Schools project helps provide children with regular and equal access to bikes and bike tracks within schools.

A nationwide initiative of the Bike On New Zealand Charitable Trust, Bikes in Schools fosters a biking culture and encourages all primary and intermediate school students to ride a bike on a regular basis.

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) has partnered with the trust, the Nelson City Council and the Tasman District Council to bring Bikes in Schools (Te Tau Ihu region) to local schools.

The full package for Bikes in Schools Te Tau Ihu includes:

  • a fleet of 30-50 new, high-quality bikes with helmets for each
  • a combination of riding, pump and bike skills tracks
  • a bike storage solution (if needed)
  • cycle training to teach basic riding and safety skills
  • active transport travel planning to encourage biking and walking to school.

 

Bikes in Schools case study: Parklands School, Motueka

In November 2018 Parklands School in Motueka completed its Bikes in Schools project, transforming an under-used sports field into a bike track and making 50 new mountain bikes available to its students.

Parklands is the second school in our region to benefit from the initiative, following the completion of Nelson Intermediate School's track in the same year. 

The bulk of the funding for the $26,000 project came from the Bike On NZ Charitable Trust, with NMH and the Tasman District Council contributing $3000 and $8000 respectively.

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Watch the video about Parklands' Bikes in Schools launch below.

 

For more information about the Bike in Schools programme visit: bikeon.org.nz/bikes-in-schools