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Manawatu, a Great Place to Ride a Bike

Working to ensure our community is confident with cycling in the Manawatu.

In an effort to ensure that Manawatu is a “Great Place to Ride a Bike” Sport Manawatu partners with Cycling New Zealand to deliver Cycle Skills sessions in Palmerston North schools and workplaces.

Active Transport Lead, Nigel Fitzpatrick, is a registered Cycle Skills Instructor, and partners with other Sport Manawatu staff and Police School Community Officers to deliver these sessions.

Programmes are tailored to the needs of individual schools and can include basic cycling skills, mountain biking skills, and on road instruction dependent on the needs of those schools and workplaces.

Cycle Skills in School

NZTA Grade 2 Cycle Skills
Participants in this programme have the opportunity to learn, develop and practice the fundamental skills of cycling on the road. They are upskilled in bike safety, helmet fit, cycle skills, road safety and applying the New Zealand code for cyclists. Class teachers also have the opportunity to enhance their cycling skills.

Cycle Skills in the Workplace

NZTA Grade 2/3 Cycle Skills
Participants in this programme have the opportunity to learn, develop and practice the skills of cycling on the road to an advanced level to allow them to safely use cycling as a means of transport in all traffic conditions. They are upskilled in bike safety, helmet fit, cycle skills, road safety and applying the New Zealand code for cyclists.

Cycling for Recreation

Learn to Ride
Learn to Ride programmes offers schools, community groups and individuals the opportunity to develop and practice the fundamental skills of cycling and apply them to mountain biking, road cycling and recreational riding. Programmes are offered by Sport Manawatu and cycling clubs in our region.

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