School in Rio is testing Danish form of cycle training

| July 23, 2018

Ninna Hedeager Olsen, Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs leding a hand at the cycling games event in Rio de Janeiro.

The Edi Rachael de Queiroz school in Rio de Janeiro is now trying to teach kids to bike the Danish way. 

A strong bicycle culture starts with the children. One way to get the young ones going is through “Cycling Games”, a Danish concept that teaches children the basic cycling skills through play. 

The Edi Rachael de Queiroz school will run a pilot project in cooperation with local NGOs Bike Anjo og Transporte Ativo educating teachers in how to facilitate the cycling games as a means to put focus on kids’ cycle training from an early age. The project aims to incorporate cycling games in the lower grades. If the project is a success, the plan is to introduce cycling games to other schools in Rio.

The project was kicked off at an event organised by the local NGOs, Bike Anjo and Transporte Ativo and Danish consultancy Urban Cycle Planning in connection with the Velo-city conference in Rio in June. Ninna Hedeager Olsen, Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs at the City of Copenhagen also joined to give the kids a spectacular day.

Read more about cycling games.

 

Category: Children

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