Effects of a cycle training course on children’s cycling skills and levels of cycling to school
The primary aim of the present study was to evaluate the short- and longer-term effects of a cycle training on children's cycling skills. A second aim of the study was to examine the effects of a cycle training, with and without parental involvement, on levels of cycling to school and on parental attitudes towards cycling.
Wed 21st May 2014
Prevention of bicycle-related injuries in children and youth
This study aims to determine the effectiveness of bicycle skills training programmes in reducing bicycle-related injuries in children and youth.
Tue 13th May 2014
Evaluating a bicycle safety program for middle school aged children
This study measures the effectiveness of a bicycle safety education curriculum for middle school age children in order to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities of bicyclists hit by cars in Miami-Dade County.
Wed 7th May 2014
BikeSafe: Evaluating a bicycle safety program for middle school aged children
This study examines the effectiveness of a bicycle safety education curriculum for middle school age children in reducing the number of injuries and fatalities of bicyclists hit by cars in Miami-Dade County.
Fri 7th Mar 2014
Impact on cycling behavior and weight loss of a national cycling skills program in Australia
This report, published in the Journal of Transport and Health looks at the affect that the AustCycle bicycle skills program has had on the level of cycling participation and the disease risk factors shown by participants.
Wed 5th Mar 2014
Class by Bicycle: a longitudinal project of educational intervention in primary school.
The purpose of this study is the development and application of a program based on the use of the bicycle as an educational tool. The project, named the Class by Bicycle was based on a longitudinal pedagogical treatment structuring the objectives and contents of work throughout Primary School (8-9 years old to 11-12 years old).
Thu 9th Jan 2014
Handbook of Sustainable Travel
This book looks at transportation systems and policies with a view to directing the reader towards more sustainable forms of travel.
Thu 19th Dec 2013
Bike handling skills training is key to increasing participation in cycling
AustCycle has released the findings of its three-year study into adult participation in cycling, revealing just how vital cycle skills training is in getting more people on their bikes. Some 9 in 10 respondents highly rated their cycle training experience and 76% were still cycling twelve months post-course. Approximately 1 in 3 reported improvements in their feelings of wellbeing and fitness, and 1 in 5 said they had lost weight as a result of the training. Confidence levels in participants also significantly increased, with 74% self-reporting that they were confident or very-confident in their cycling skills after attending an AustCycle program, a rise of 30% on figures collected pre-course.
Mon 11th Nov 2013
A review of the effectiveness of adult cycle training
The effectiveness of adult cycle training conducted in Tower Hamlets (a borough in London) was evaluated using a before and 3 month after survey approach. Cycling and physical activity increased after the training among respondents. Early indications from this are that cycle training may offer good value for money.
Mon 11th Nov 2013
Does a cycle training course improve cycling skills in children?
This study determines the short-term effects of cycle training on basic cycling skills in children from the 4th grade of elementary school. Furthermore, the influence of gender, socio-economic status (SES) and initial cycling skills level on the effects of the cycle training was investigated.