Your Move Bassendean bike education classes helps Ashfield PS students

Ashfield Primary School students Taryn Criddle, Penelope Colquhoun, Jasmin Rapley and Dylan O'Donovan.
Ashfield Primary School students Taryn Criddle, Penelope Colquhoun, Jasmin Rapley and Dylan O'Donovan.

ASHFIELD Primary School students are gaining more confidence on bikes through the Your Move Bassendean program.

The Department of Transport and the Town of Bassendean’s program involves a team providing tips and tools to Bassendean residents on how to incorporate more active transport into their routine.

Students have been taking part in free bike education lessons, with the help of Cyril Jackson Senior Campus which lent bikes to other schools in need.

Over the next few months, Eden Hill Primary School and Bassendean Primary School will also receive lessons from People on Bikes.

Department of Transport acting congestion programs manager Liam Heitson, Ashfield Primary School teacher and Your Move champion Carmen Van Der Linde, Bassendean Mayor Renee McLennan, Cyril Jackson Bikeability Program’s Mike Hurley and Ashfield PS principal Christiaan Moir.

Department acting congestion programs manager Liam Heitson said the lessons were one of the activities implemented through the program.

“Your Move Bassendean Bike Ed lessons will help students get more comfortable with riding a bike, make them aware of the rules and build their confidence so they can safely use their bike to get more activity into their routines,” he said.

Mayor Renee McLennan said learning bike skills at an early age was important to set up healthy habits for years to come.

Bassendean MLA Dave Kelly said it was great to see local school communities coming together.

The school is taking part in the Ride2School Day will be held on March 22.

For information, visit https://yourmove.org.au/community/