Intereach bike safety day

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Children of primary school age will be given an opportunity to learn various aspects of road safety and bike maintenance during the school holidays.

The Intereach Out Of School Hours (OOSH) program, in conjunction with Essential Energy, is hosting a Bike Safety Day on Monday, July 20.

It will be held during the Vacation Care program from 11.30am until 1.30pm in the Intereach Family Centre car park, in Trickett St, Deniliquin.

The Bike Safety Day is open to children aged five to 12 years old. 

There will be a host of fun and educational activities, plus give-aways, during the two hour program.

The youngsters will learn road rules and safety with a local police demonstration, and can undergo a bike training course to obtain their ‘bike licence’. 

Each child will receive a showbag containing bike safety information, give-aways and a bike helmet. 

There will also be an opportunity to win a new bike.

Health benefits of bike riding will be explained by a member of the Deniliquin Triathlon Club, and this will be accompanied by a quiz with the winner also receiving a bike prize pack.

Other activities will include bike repairs and maintenance lessons, a bike engraving registration centre and a display tent of bike accessories and tools. 

Children will also enjoy a free barbecue lunch and donuts. 

There are limited spaces available, so registrations are required by phoning Intereach OOSH on 0428 554 478.

The Intereach Vacation Care Program runs during the school holidays from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. 

To register or for more information, go to or phone 1300 488 226.