- Outcome A (10-30)-13
||Bicycle Helmet, Hockey Helmet
Every student must have a bicycle and a proper
fitting helmet. Teach the students how to adjust the helmet correctly.
Have them adjust their own helmets and put them on. Students can
check each other for a proper fit. The teacher should do a final
check and help out where needed.
Once the helmets are on, talk to the students
about general cycling rules. Have the students brainstorm. Depending
on the route you are taking, you may want to discuss the rules of
shared trails and/or the road crossings.
General rules could include:
- Ride single file even
on the trails to allow for oncoming traffic.
- Ensure that all bikes
have a bell. Use the bell when passing others and also talk when
passing. Tell the person ahead that you are passing on the left
so that the person knows what to expect.
- Use hand signals on
the road to indicate a right or left turn and stay on the shoulder
of the road.
- Wear a safety vest if
you are travelling on the road, so that you are more visible.
- Keep up with the group
and stop at all meeting points.
- Follow all trail and
Begin the first class with
a shorter route to assess the students abilities. Build up
to the distance they will be travelling for their final cycling
trip. Endurance, speed and distance can all be developed through
training. Encourage the students to train more on their own time
before the final trip. Include more difficult hills and distances
daily. On the final trip the students could cycle to a park or camping
After completing the cycle
each day, have the students meet to discuss the challenges they
dealt with that trip. Encourage them to think about what they could
do to pursue cycling as a lifelong activity. Discuss issues such
- How many students in
high school ride their bikes to school?
- Why dont more
students ride to school?
- What would they like
to do to add challenges for the next class?
Introduce students to different types of cycling
such as mountain biking and cycle racing at the local velodrome.
are clues that you have reached the outcomes ...
Students completed the cycling routes set
out each class.
They developed and improved their skills
in this activity. The students could indicate this by using a journal
to record their progress throughout the cycling activity.