What Is Wheely Fun
Queensland

What Is Wheely Fun

About

Wheely Fun is Queensland's new and exciting program bringing bike riding into children's daily lives. In a fun, traffic free environment, our program teaches primary school aged children how to ride properly, road safety, promotes physical activity and also gives children the confidence and encouragement to get out riding!

We see safe bike riding development as equally as important to the health and wellbeing of our community as the current emphasis on swimming skills development in schools. We are committed to ensuring our children are provided every opportunity to learn safe bike riding skills as part of their personal development as well as supporting social trends towards more sustainable modes of transport. 

It is our mission to ensure more children are educated to ride safely on Queensland roads, increasing their confidence and develop their bike riding skills through our training activites. 

Our program has government funding available through Sporting Schools! 

Wheely Fun programs can be run in all four terms of the school year. Before or After School Care and Vacation Care programs are available! 

Wheely Fun Programs

Fun. Flexible. Professional. Personalised. Engaging. 

All sessions are designed to enable children to gain confidence as they develop their riding skills, safety awareness and confidence ride. Flexible delivery methods are offered to work in with busy school schedules, these include: 

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Highly qualified cycling coaches run each session, with all coaches having completed accredited training through Cycling Australia and Sport Australia. 

Coaching ration is 1:10 children - our small class ration creates a focused and personalised environment where each child receives more attention. 

All riders within the program are covered by public liability and personal accident insurance for the unlikely event they are injured during the session. 

See upcoming programs here. 

Wheely Fun Program Costs

There are several payment methods available for different groups:

  • - Parents are required to submit their payment for the program through payment portal prior to it's commencement

  • - Schools and Outside School Hours Care have the option of being invoiced prior to the program's commencement, or at various intervals throughout the program

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Required Equipment 

Schools, groups and/or children can provide the equipment required, otherwise Cycling Queensland can arrange for bike and/or helmet hire. 

Equipment Required: 

  • - Bike
  • - Helmet
  • - Closed in shoes / sneakers
  • - Tighter fitting clothing (no singlets)
  • - Water bottle and small hand towel

Children have the opportunity to ride their own bicycles and use their own helmets in the Wheely Fun program. Utilising their own bike will allow children to build confidence, and familiarity which is then easily transferable home and outside the program. Children will be able to complete the program on the bicycle that they ride to school, and the bike that they ride with friends. 

Children will also learn important skills like how to check their tyres, how to stop safely, correct road rules and etiquette all on the bike they'll use the most, their own. 

Any type of bike can be used, so long as it is in good working condition. An approved Australian Standard cycling helmet must be worn. If you do not have a bike or helmet, Cycling Queensland are able to arrange these with our bike suppliers. 

This will incur an extra cost dependent of equipment availability, and location. For more information, please contact Cycling Queensland on (07) 3390 1477. 

Wheely Fun Inclusions

  • - Session plans focus on developing riding skills and confidence
  • - Weekly lesson plans with simple and fun homework tasks
  • - Tips and advice on safety, road rules and more 
  • - A certificate for all participants
  • - A report outlining the skills taught and developed over the program for parents
  • - FREE 12 month Cycling Australia membership for every child (conditions apply)
  • - Enables children to join any Cycling Queensland club throughout Queensland 
  • - Exclusive member discounts to any Cycling Australia partners (99 bikes, Strava, Europcar, Pilates in Sport and more)
  • - Insurance cover through Cycling Australia 
  • - Access to member only competitions
  • - Free tickets for children to watch races at the Anna Meares Velodrome, Brisbane Cycling Festival and any major Cycling Queensland events

Benefits for your Child

  • - A new, fun and exciting physical activity for your child
  • - Keeps children active and encourages a healthy lifestyle 
  • - Provides children with skills that will keep them safe, and encourage them to ride
  • - Introduces children to cycling and encourages it as a pastime for life 
  • - Education for children about bike maintenance and road safety 
  • - Professional development & career opportunities by providing mentoring and training opportunities for the future

Safety, Insurance & Liability

All coaching sessions are risk-assessed and measure are taken to reduce any risks that can't be eliminated. Our coaches also work to ensure a safe environment for children to cycle in. 

All Wheely Fun program coaches have a Community Club Coaching qualification accredited through Cycling Australia and Sport Australia. Additionally, all coaches have $20,000,000 public liability and professional indemnity insurance cover. 

All riders within the program are covered by personal accident and public liability insurance for the unlikely event they are injured during the session. 

Cycling Queensland will organise a certificate of insurance covering any children participating within the program and coaches running the sessions. Risk assessment documents  can also be supplied to the schools if required. 

For further information on anything school based, holiday or personalised programs please contact Cycling Queensland.