Yesterday we were lucky enough to come back to Term 4 and have a new experience. Bigfoot Adventures is funded by Auckland Transport and they go around to schools, teaching children about safety on bicycles. Kyla and Kate were our instructors and they introduced the importance of wearing the correct gear for cycling. Cyclists must wear fluorescent bright colours so drivers can see them easily and they must not wear sandals or crocs but only shoes that protect their feet.
At the beginning we all went and lined up shortest to tallest along the fence. We were given bikes that fitted our size and then we learned about fitting our helmets correctly. The children who were confident cyclists went with Kyla to the top court and those who were less confident went with Kate under the canopy.
After that we learned lots of new things like how to stop at a line, use hand signals, weave between cones, remain balanced on our bikes and only use the gears when we are pedalling.
Finally, the most exciting activity we did was having free time to practise the skills that we had already learned. We all enjoyed riding fast and taking our hands off the handlebars.
In conclusion, we are so grateful for the opportunity to learn how to cycle on our very own fleet of bikes. Hopefully, we will get more time to cycle this term.