Bike Education


Bike Education

Bike Education/Health Program

This program has an emphasis on personal health, diet, physical activity, communication and participation in bicycle riding.

The learning program in this subject provides students with opportunities for focused development of the following capabilities:

  • Personal development (including fitness)
  • Learning
  • Citizenship
  • Bicycle riding


The key areas in the Bike/Health program are designed to meet individual student needs in a range of Outdoor Education related issues. Learning in Health helps students to develop Outdoor Ed literacy and understand how personal actions and decisions affect fitness, health and wellbeing. They develop the knowledge and skills to participate in an active, healthy lifestyle and to ride effectively as a group on roads and trails.

Key area 1:

  • Personal health issues in daily life
  • Practical - Behaving appropriately

Key Area 2:

Lifestyle and Environment (To encourage the students to understand the value of healthy living and to adapt these principals to their lives).


  1. To learn how the body functions
  2. To understand the value of exercise in maintaining a healthy body
  3. To understand the value of good nutrition in maintaining a healthy body
  4. To learn ways to reduce our Carbon footprint


  • The body – Basic functions (heart, lungs and other vital organs)
  • Fitness - Theory (principals of training, testing and maintenance) - practical: cycling, walking, sports

Key area 3:

Diet and physical activity


  • Theory - Learn about the 5 food groups and their relation to our diet – explore the food guide pyramid, learn about calories, carbohydrates, fats, proteins
  • Practical - Basic healthy cooking

Key area 4:

  • Communicating with others
  • Making friends
  • Respecting others whilst riding and working out at the gym

Key area 5:

  • Being active
  • Practical - Participate in bike rides around the local area on roads and trails, and a day long ride each term to various venues around Adelaide, the hills and coast.
  • Learning to work together as a team on the roads and trails

Key area 6:

  • Practical - Fitness program at Pembroke Gym
  • Learning to work in a mainstream school environment
  • Learning to use gym equipment safely and effectively
  • Developing the knowledge to be able to attend a gym after leaving the school environment


A Practical Fitness Assessment to be undertaken at the start and end of each term as follows:

  • Pacer Test – No of laps (endurance)
  • Track run – time in seconds along the dedicated school bike track (speed)
  • Push ups – no in 1 min (shoulder strength)
  • Sit ups – no in 1 min (abdominal strength)
  • Standing jump – metres/cm (leg power)
  • Hexagon agility test – time taken in secs (agility)
  • Harvard Step Test – pulse readings at end then at 1,2 & 3min recovery

A theoretical assessment to be given to the students at the end of each semester containing questions on fitness, human body functions, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.