PCYC Queensland’s Bicycle Safety program provides education for young people on vital road safety rules and road awareness to improve safe bicycle riding and reduce road trauma, injury and bicycle accidents in local communities, and teaches the importance of helmets. The program also encourages bicycle riding to improve health and wellbeing.
The Bicycle Safety program involves theory and practice for students to learn road rules and signs, how to ride, control and maintain a bike safely, and how to scan the environment to identify potential hazards. Theory is delivered in schools by a police officer and the practical component is conducted on a purpose-built simulation bicycle track, complete with road signs and operating traffic lights.
PCYC Queensland also has bicycle riders’ clubs at some clubs and even a program to repair and donate bikes to young people in need.