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Ride2School

27/03/2018
​We have joined more than 350,000 students across the nation, who rode, walked, scooted and skated to school on National Ride2School Day.

Ride2School is a nationwide program delivered by Bicycle Network and is conducted around Australia every year. The program seeks to support schools to encourage, empower and enable more students to get physically active on their journey to school.

Over the past 40 years the number of children who are physically active everyday has significantly dropped. In the 1970s, eight out of ten students rode or walked to school but today that number has dropped to just two out of ten. Students who ride or walk to school contribute to their minimum physical activity level of 60 minutes per day. They are also more focused, alert and ready to learn compared to those who are driven.

National Ride2School Day is the perfect opportunity for every school community to ditch the car and embrace a healthier start to the day by riding to school. The initiative also helps reduce traffic around schools and is better for the environment. Both Sunshine Coast Council and Sunshine Coast police support this great initiative and encourages all Sunshine Coast families to participate.