Ride2School Day, 26 May 2017

Radford Ride2School day

Radford Ride2School day

Ride2School Day, Term 2

By Belinda Reitstatter Junior School PYP Coordinator & Jane Lilley, Tutor, SOSE

Our next Ride2School Day is on Friday 26 May and we once again welcome all year 3–12 students to join one another and Radford staff to ride their bikes to school. We encourage all children who are able to ride a bike to school to take part. Our RAS team will be cooking pancakes at the Pavillion for the riders, who will surely have worked up an appetite by the time they arrive. We have arranged for teachers to meet capable bike riders at different meeting points. Please read the following conditions and expectations and go through them with your child/children before the day:

  • a fitted helmet and well-maintained bike with pumped tyres are essential for participation
  • please arrive at your selected meeting point 10 minutes before departure
  • it is the responsibility of parents to ensure that their child/children arrive punctually at the meeting place. Should the group depart before you arrive, parents are responsible for ensuring that their child/children arrive safely at school
  • all students will be expected to stay with the group and follow the road rules and instructions provided by Radford staff
  • due to various co-curricular commitments, the return ride will not be accompanied by staff. Parents are responsible for making arrangements for their child/children's return journey
  • in the case of wet weather, drizzle, rain or lightning, the ride will be cancelled and a notification will be added to the Announcements page of Radford Online
  • Children in PK–Yr 2 may participate in the ride if they are accompanied by a parent/adult carer. The same applies for less confident riders in years 3–6
  • asthmatics must carry their puffer with them in their bag

Fluorescent reflective ankle straps and/or vests can make your child more visible to road traffic and you may choose to wear these should you wish to provide additional safety measures.


Below are the departure locations and times:
ARANDA: Meet at the underpass on Bandjalong Cresence for a 7.50 am departure
HAWKER: Meet at the carpark at KFC for a 7.30 am departure
COOK: Meet on the bicycle path on Redfern Street (nearest intersection is Allman Street) for a 7.40 am departure
KALEEN: Meet at the cycle path on the corner of Alberga and Cataract streets for a 7.50 am departure
GIRALANG: Meet on the bicycle path on Chuculba Crescent (parallel to Baldwin Drive) for a 7.40 am departure
O'CONNOR: Meet on the cycle path on Dryandra Street at the bottom of O'Connor Ridge (near the driveway of the old Canberra Motor Inn) for a 7.45 am departure
BRUCE: Meet on the footpath out the front of Cafe Momo for an 8 am departure

Any further queries about this day should be forwarded to Jane Lilley for students from years 7–12 or Belinda Reitstatter for students from PK–Yr 6.

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