SWEET RIDE: Bundamba State High School students Kome Ropati and Mait Arop participate in the Happiness Cycle program.
SWEET RIDE: Bundamba State High School students Kome Ropati and Mait Arop participate in the Happiness Cycle program. Contributed

Cycling to good health

LUCKY Bundamba students have received brand new bikes and the ultimate cycling experience from The Happiness Cycle.

Building on the success of last year, The Happiness Cycle teamed up with The Beacon Foundation to donate the bikes to students of Bundamba State Secondary College.

Bicycle Network general manager Darren Allen said he had seen the benefits of the program first hand.

"Twenty-six students from Bundamba State Secondary College participated in The Happiness Cycle, an initiative designed by Coca-Cola and Bicycle Network to get teens riding bikes," he said.

"The Bundamba teens travelled to Logan from the Ipswich area to receive their bikes, learning core riding and road awareness skills on a custom-made obstacle track.

"Although it began to rain towards the end of their session on the track, the teens continued to have fun, with one of their teachers even jumping on a bike and having a go."

Research suggests that 63% of people aged 10-19 are physically active less than once a week.

Happiness Cycle ambassador, BMX World Champion, London 2012 Olympic silver medallist and Rio Olympic hopeful Sam Willoughby urges teens all over the country to give cycling a go and start enjoying the freedom a bike can bring to their life.

"I can't encourage teens enough to get in and give it a go," he said.


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