Jacob and Josh Colavecchio with their dad John.
Jacob and Josh Colavecchio with their dad John. Christopher Chan

Bikes get kids out and active

IT doesn't get much better then cruising along with the wind in your helmet and your legs pumping the pedals.

So why wouldn't children throughout the region be taking to the footpath with their bikes.

The Colavecchio family are taking full advantage of the clear skies and bike riding facilities these school holidays.

"We like to mix it up for the kids during the holidays," dad John Colavecchio said.

"We have a few different things planned to get them out of the house and active, away from the television and Wii."

Eldest son, Josh, is a natural on the bike, leading the way for his dad and brother, while Jacob is struggling having just removed his training wheels.

"Jacob is having a little trouble since we have taken his training wheels off, but were going to put them back on so that he doesn't lose confidence and interest in riding," Mr Colavecchio said.

"Josh took to riding easier than Jacob but we're not giving up. The kids really enjoy it and it is a great activity that we can do together."

 

Bike Safety Hints

Helmets must be worn when riding a bicycle.

Obey all road rules.

Keep at least one hand on the handle bars at all times.

No doubling.

Always give hand signals before you make any turn or stop.

Secure any luggage being carried on a bike.

Every bike must be fitted with:

  • Good brakes
  • A head light for night riding
  • A red reflector and tail light
  • A bell

 

Where to ride:

  • Spinnaker Park
  • PCYC Skatepark
  • Turtle Way
  • Millennium Esplanade
  • Toondoon Botanic Gardens
  • Auckland Point
  • Lions Park
  • Round Gladstone Trail
  • Anywhere with a pathway to avoid cars


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