Ed’s Excellent Bike Adventure

All the grade fours at Leopold Primary School are enjoying their practical and theory Bike Ed lessons.

Practical means actually trying out our skills on our bikes. We have been having two hour practical sessions daily for the last week.

Theory means building our knowledge. We have been learning about the road rules and safe riding in class.

Last week, we watched a great video called Ed’s Excellent Bike Adventure.

This ten minute video follows Ed as he discovers his ‘bike brain’ and learns to ride safely on the road.

We encourage all students to watch this video with their families and talk about safe riding.

The following A Family Guide to Bike Ed also provides excellent information for both students and their parents.

While we are learning a lot during Bike Ed at school, it’s very important that students continue to practise their bike skills with their families.

What did you learn about safe riding from the video or the guide book?

Do you like riding with your family members?

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  1. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    No I don’t ride with any of my family members in my family but I do ride with my friends.

    From Andrew,

    • Hi Andrew,
      That is good to hear you still go riding with some friends and that is OK because you don’t have to go with family members as long as you still ride.

      Riding is a great thing to do and I like to do it with my family along the rail trail. My mum and dad normally walk while my brother and I ride our bikes.

      I will soon see how much you know when we try the ride again at 11:30. I also know that everybody is looking forward to it and is having a lot of fun learning about it at the same time.

      I will see you in class for some more learning, blogging and commenting.

      Keep up the great work,
      Liv ♥

  2. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    I liked the video we were watching about Ed’s Excellent Bike Ed Adventure. I think that it taught us some really good things about how we can ride safely.

    Ed sure does have a Bike Brain when he puts on his new helmet and that is a great thing. I am having so fun learning about how he rides safely.

    HERE ARE THE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS:
    I don’t have anything to say about the guide book because I have not read it yet.

    I have learnt that when you see a stop sign or a give way sign you need to stop and look for any of the cars.

    I have also learnt about why you need to have your pedals in power Position because I thought that you could just ride without having them in an important way.

    And last but not least I have learnt why you need to wear clothes that people can see because I never knew that.

    HERE ARE THE ANSWERS TO THE OTHER QUESTION:
    I love to go riding with my family members because it gives people a chance to ride with someone and learn much more things about it.

    The other reason I like to do it is because I like to show my family what I know about the safety and how much I enjoy it.

    Keep up with the great post’s and learning about Bike Safety and I hope you all like to go riding with your family members.

    From Liv ♥

    • Dear Olivia
      that was a great comment all the
      time you do comments like that it
      is amazing.

      I think Ed is a good rider he knows
      everything he should.And when he gose out one the rode he dose stuff like he should.

      WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM THE VIDEO?

      I now what I learnt from the video
      it is that always stay at lest a meter
      away from the car just incase they open there door

      from Alisha 🙂

    • Hi Liv,
      I like to ride with my little brother James in our backyard. What I learnt in Bike Ed was that you must go to the left when another rider is overtaking you. I also learnt that you have to go to the right when you are overtaking someone.

      My favourite activity that we did in Bike Ed would be all of them because I learnt so much. Once when I was on my bike I was riding to fast, so I pulled on the right brake and my back tire went up and I came flying through the air, but I landed on the trampoline.

      I hope that I will learn lots more about bike safety.

      Your blogging buddy,
      Anneliese

      • Hi Annie,
        I like to ride with Laiza well I [push her because she doesn’t really know how to ride a bike. I also learnt that too!

        It was a great idea to have Bike Ed and to watch this clip.

        Got 2 go,
        Princess

        • to princess
          i like bike riding it makes you fit healthy ECT thanks for replying to someone and i also liked the video

          from class buddy

        • Hi Prinnie,
          Glad to see ya replying to me. Bike Ed is awesome. Same with me. I have to push James as well. Did ya watch the video. I liked it a lot.

          From your friend,
          Annie

      • Hey Anneliese,

        Thanks for the reply to me. i think that you are very lucky to have landed on your trampoline.

        I have never landed the wrong way except for when i fell over and had that accident but I only have one front brake that stops both wheels.

        It is cool but I would like to have two like everyone else does.

        It was so fun to learn the skills of Bike Ed and I will be happy to do something like this again.

        Have fun!

        Best wishes,
        Liv ♥

    • Dear Liv,

      Thanks for the great comment!

      I liked watching the video too.

      I have learnt that at a round-about we have to give-way to any other riders or any cars.

      I have also learnt that I need to use P.I.S (Power Position, Indicate, and Scan.) Before I start riding.

      I have also learnt that you need to wear bright colours when you are riding.
      ***

      I love to ride with my family; we normally go down the lane that we live in.

      Bye,
      Ella 4KM

      • Hey Ella,

        Thanks so much for the reply. I think that you are lucky to have a lane in your street to ride in.

        I normally ride with My family along the Rail Trail and I always have a good time.

        Most of the time when i do go my mum and dad walk whilest my brother and I ride on our bike.

        It has been a pain lately for my brother because he popped his tire by doing skids.

        From Liv ♥

  3. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    I’ve learnt that when you see a give way sign, you have to slow down and scan. If there are no cars, trucks or other bikes coming, you can keep riding. But if there is a car, truck or other bikes coming, you have to stop until they go past.

    From,

    😈 Logan M 😈

    • Hey Logan M,

      Great comment about what you learnt. I think that it was fun to do Bike Ed and I am so glad we can did it in grade four.

      I think that I also learnt why the give way and stop signs are there and now that I have leanrt about them I am going to pay much more atention to them.

      I think that all of the teachers did a great job and I hope that you had fun just like me.

      From Liv ♥

  4. Hi 4KM and 4KJ,
    I loved the post about ‘Ed’s excellent bike adventure’. 🙂

    I also like watching the video in the class the other week. I learnt a lot of things in that video. Here they are: 😛
    1.To be honest, I didn’t really know how to go round a round-a-bout. Now I know which way to go, and which way cars come from. The cars come from the right so you go to you right as well, after the car has passed. :mrgreen:
    2. I learn’t this one in the video and our bike ed program. It is… How to pass other bike riders or pedestrians when riding. They must move to the left while you pass through on the right. It is the same thing if someone is taking over you but, you move to the left and they move to the right. 😮

    I have learn’t gazillion more things but I can’t list them all! 😀

    Yes, yes, yes and yes! I love to ride with my family members and normally go on ones with dad or my older sister Ella. Ella got me ready for our bike ed week and 2 days. So I thank her a lot. 🙄

    I loved sharing my facts with you!

    Got to gallop,
    Paris ♥

    • Hi Paris,

      First of all great comment!

      I also learnt alot of things because of Bike Ed and Ed’s Excellent Bike Ed Adventure.

      I like riding on a bike with my family members too!

      When did you start riding your bike?

      Here is a link to my blog hannahdp.global2.vic.edu.au

      Good Luck For the future with Bike Riding.

      Sincerely,
      Hannah(4PR)

      • Hey Hannah,

        Thanks so much for the comment and keep going with them too.

        Thanks for also replying to Pris I am sure she will reply to it soon.

        Sorry about the short comment,
        Liv

  5. Dear 4km and 4kj,
    I have learnt that if you are overtaking someone you should always move to the right .And if you are being overtaken you move to the left.
    I also loved the video it was really good and taught us a lot about bike safety and being safe on the road.
    I love riding with my family it is a good way to practise riding if you are going to ride on the road. When I ride with my parents I ride to the park or sometimes around the court.

    From your blogging buddy,
    Rochelle

    • Hey Rochell,

      Great comment and it is good to hear you learnt about the Bike Safety of being on a road.

      I have some feedback for you and it is something that I noticed straight away. Maybe you could work on putting paragraphs in your comment because i found it just a little to hard o hard to read.

      I thin that it would be fun living in a court because then you can ride around and you don’t really have to go far.

      I think that Bike Ed was a great thing to do and I am glad we did it in grade four.

      Have fun if we do something like this again and try to remember to put paragraphs in your comments.

      From Liv ♥

  6. Hello 4KM and 4KJ,

    What a great, informative post on Bike Ed!

    I think the video is a reall cool and a fun way to learn new bike skills. Last week when we watched the video I learnt;
    . How to go around a roundabout safely
    .That you should always hop off when coming out of the driveway and scan before riding off.
    . When riding two abreast, if there is a car parked in the bike lane, you must go in single file and stay one metre away from the car.
    . When waiting for cars to go past, get into power position and scan so you are ready as soon as the car goes past.
    . Always nod to car drivers to make sure they can see you and if they nod back, indicate and smoothly make the move!
    I learnt much more but I don’t want this comment to go on forever! 😛

    I definitely like riding with my family and friends. We live very close to the rail trail, ( a bike track ) and I love going riding with my cousins, my mum and even my grandad! Sometimes when my mum goes for runs I come with her and ride on my bike. I think bike riding is a great way to stay fit and healthy whilst having fun.

    Where do you like to ride?

    Best Wishes,
    Millie ( 4KJ ) ♥

    • Dear Millie,

      Wow ❗ What a great comment you have there. I think that what you said was great and I loved it.

      Keep up with your great blogging and talents of long comments.

      I like to go riding with my family along the rail trail and on the road because it is fun to watch the cars go right past you.

      I also think that it is fun when my mum and dad go on a bike like m brother and I but most of the time they walk.

      I think that bike riding is a great thing to do because it is fun, gives you exercise and you can ride with friends if you are allowed to.

      I think that it can be really fun to go places without you parents but with your friends.

      Have fun if you do something like this when you are older because I know that I find it fun.

      Bike Ed was so fun because you got to learn so much tips and safety about being on the road with people.

      Have fun and keep up your wonderful blog comments and vocabulary ❗

      What did you enjoy about Bike Ed ❓

      From Liv ♥ 😆

  7. Hi 4KM
    Listening to the show makes me feel like i’m really in a movie cinema. i’v learnt the footpath dangers and road signs. i love bike riding because my mum and dad took me on bike ride’s when I was little 🙄

    since then i love going out ad having fun on my bike
    and riding with family members. Ed looks bright and that’s probably why we have bright vest on well gotta go ,
    :mrgreen: Kyle :mrgreen:

    • Hi Kyle, (Little Bro)

      I like your comment you have typed up there. I think that you did a great job of it.

      It would be cool to you if it felt like you were in the movies because I am sure everyone enjoys being there.

      I think that I may have to go now i am just looking at the clock….. and soz but…

      (Big Sis Out)

  8. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    Nice post and the video is very interesting!

    Some things I learnt:

    1. When you go down a driveway dismount and walk your bike down the driveway, look for cars and walk your bike across the road.

    2. Dress to be seen. Be in a bright colours so all people can see you. Yellow is one of the best colours because it is fluoro.

    3. Check your bike before riding. You should check your bell, brakes and your tyres, just so your bike is safe when riding on the footpath and road.

    I always go on bike rides with my family but it’s a bit funny, something always goes wrong. One time the tyre got a hole in it, the gears broke on one of our bikes. But other than that I really enjoy riding with my family. We always ride on the rail trail.

    Thanks for reading.
    From,
    Jordi

  9. Hi 4KM and 4KJ,

    Great post!

    I liked the video about Ed. It was really fun when we had our Bike Ed theory lesson and we got to watch Ed’s video about road and bike safety.

    I go on heaps of rides with family members. Sometimes I will just go for a short ride with my cousins. But my most favourite ride is going to Drysdale. My mum usually takes my brother, my cousins and me. We ride there, have lunch, go for another ride around and ride back home. I also like to ride around my court.

    I have learn’t heaps of skills about Bike Ed from that video and I learnt how to ride on the road carefully. I think it’s very important to do Bike Ed before you’re 12 because when your 12 or over you have to ride on the road, unless you’re riding with someone younger than you.

    Great pot again 4KM and 4KJ!

    Got 2 Gallop,
    Ava :mrgreen:

    • Hi Ava,

      Great Comment!

      It is very good that you have learnt something from Ed’s Excellent Bike Ed Adventure.

      I know that I have learnt a lot of things from this Movie.

      I go on short rides with my cousins too!

      How Long have you had the bike that you have right now for?

      Sincerely,
      Hannah(4PR)

  10. Hi 4KM + 4KJ, :mrgreen:

    At home I do like to go bike riding with family members every now and then.

    I have learnt to wait for the people that are coming from your right when you are at a roundabout.

    I have enjoyed learning about different skills whilst bike riding.

    I also learnt about the road signs and what they mean. That was quite fun to learn about, and I think that other people would have enjoyed it too.

    Did you enjoy learning about the road signs ❓

    Sincerely,
    ♥ Haille ♥

  11. Dear 4Km and 4KJ,

    I really like riding. But I only go with my family some times with my mum and my sister. I don’t know what the place is called where I ride put it is peaceful but its near a river it has a footpath for you to ride, run or walk on and a lot of open space and it at the end to get back to the place you started you have to ride on the road.

    from the video I learnt what remember if you are going around a roundabout, and turning right and there is a car go onto the footpath dismount turn you bike around, face the right wait for any cars to go then you go.

    Do you have any feedback for me?

    where do you ride your bike?

    From
    :mrgreen: Jude :mrgreen:

    • Dear Jude,

      Great comment.

      I ride my bike with my dad on the rail trail.

      I learnt to wear bright colored clothes and turning on a roundabout.

      From your friend,
      Molly

    • Hi Jude,

      I ride my to all different places and once I also rode my bike near Drisdale.I was driving passed up to where I rode to and we saw everything we passed on the way to my aunties house.

      Bye.Eden

  12. Hi 4KM AND 4KJ,
    I leant forom the voidoe what power position means and it means to have your peddles in the right spot. I also leant that when there is a peson on the foot path and you want to over tack them to ring your bell and then movie to the right.
    Me and my dad dont do that much ridding at all but i do lots of riding and some times haille comes over to my house and we go riding on the rail tral.

    FROM your CLass Firend Claudia 🙂

  13. Hey 4KM and 4KJ,

    nice post!

    In Bike Ed I have Learnt about scanning. Scanning means
    when you get to a roundabout or the lights you stop and
    look for any cars then you may go but you cant go if the light is red witch means to stop.

    I also learnt about indicating witch means that you put out a arm right or left. you put your left hand out when you are turning left NOT right. That’s the same thing for the right and don’t put out your arm when you are going straight.

    Keep up the great work,
    Ryley H 😈

  14. Hi 4KM and 4KJ,

    I like to ride with my brother Joshua because he has already done Bike Ed.

    I have learnt to walk down the driveway in case of
    cars, to indicate to show cars where you are going and to use power position for an easy take off.

    Kind Regards,
    Lee

    • Dear lee
      I think that you should be prowed that you are not riscing your life . Are you stopping at roads and shaning if you are crossing the road and remember to all wase scen

      from
      luke

      • Dear lee
        I think that you should be proud that you are not risking your life . Are you stopping at roads and scanning if you are crossing the road and remember to always scan
        from
        Luke

  15. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    Great post!

    I learnt that you don’t have to indicate when you a re turning left because you would be riding on the left side of the rode.

    Yes I love to ride with family members. I love to ride with my dad on the rail trail.

    From your class mate,
    Molly :mrgreen:

    • Dear Molly,

      That is a great comment you posted there yes i know you have to indicate when you a re turning left.

      I don’t ride with my family because my mum can’t ride a bike and because my step dad doesn’t have a bike.

      from
      Conner.

  16. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    I have learnt so many things from the video! Some of the things I have learnt are:
    Indicating
    Making eye contact with the driver
    How to use a round about
    Plus so much more.

    Keep up the great posts,
    Eb
    P.S I really enjoyed the video!

    • Dear 4KM and 4KJ,
      First of all ebony P.I.S
      P stands for power position I stands for indicate and S stands for scanning.
      Ebony when you do the ride you will have to use eye contact with the driver of the car.
      Also when you do the ride you will have to go around a round about.

      From Merci 4PR
      🙂

    • Hey,
      I think everyone learnt heaps from the video because I learnt more than ever. I learnt stuff about indicating, scanning and braking. I had so much fun. We did the video bit by bit to answer questions Mr Renkin gave us.
      Did you do the video bit by bit?
      Did you enjoy the video?
      if you did so did I

      • Hey Madi,

        Thanks for commenting on the post!
        I really loved the video,I learned a lot from the video and it tells you everything you need to know about being safe on the road.

        Thanks again,
        Ed ♥ n

  17. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    Fantastic post! 😀

    I love to go on bike rides with my family. I really love long ones. One time we went for a big ride down the rail trail.

    I learn’t a lot from that video.
    Here are some of the things I have learn’t:

    1. What some of the sign mean like when you come to a stop sign you have to stop. When you Come to a give way sign you give way to all the cars.

    2. Skills:
    It told you about power position, braking and a lot more.

    From,
    Harry 😉 ;p

    • Hi Harry,

      I also love to go on long bike rides, once Roddy, Meg and I rode along the Rail Trail until we were almost at Saint Ignatius ❗

      I learnt about the power position too, but I already knew what to do just not what it was called.

      I enjoyed learning about the signs on the road, I learnt that if you see a roundabout sign then you are about 30 meters away from a roundabout.

      See Ya,
      Haille :mrgreen:

  18. Hi guys,
    Well I don’t really ride with my parents. But I some times do.

    One day me and my dad were going on a bike ride. But I had a problem. My wheels were flat I couldn’t find my helmet and My brakes didn’t work! I needed to ride my old bike because Dad was using the big bike what I use in Bike Ed. I stopped using that bike because I thought it was a bit to small for me. So what I did was I went to my room and I tried to find it. Mum tried to help. But we couldn’t find my helmet! So my mum just said to use my little sisters helmet! But I didn’t want to. But then I remembered that it was in the kitchen cupboard!

    Good Bye,
    Princess

    • Hi Princess,
      Nice Comment!
      I sometimes I ride with my dad and when I went riding with my dad we would go to the rail travel most of the time but sometimes we used to go to the park .

      Ones when me and my dad when to the rail travel when we got to the end of the rail travel my bike brake working so when I got bake on my bike I went very slow so I did not crash.

      From your friend,
      Gage

    • Hi Alisha,
      It’s Gage here I have learnt how to go around about to it’s not that hard to do that’s what I think. Do you think it’s easy?

      From your friend,
      Gage

      • Dear Gage,
        thank you for that good comment and it is very easy to go around a round about.
        what else did you learn?

        from Alisha 🙂

        • Dear Alisha,
          Thank for replying and I think or comment are very big bigger then mine I have to go by.

          From your best friend;
          Gage

  19. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    I have been enjoying Bike Ed during this week. I enjoyed watching Ed’s excellent Bike Ed adventure.

    It was very interesting to watch the video. Some of the safety rules I didn’t know, there is so many rules to remember to be safe! 😆

    There was couple of rules I learnt from the book/video was:

    •Power Position: You put your pedal up. You can either start with your left foot forward or right foot forward and when you want to go it is a smooth motion.

    •Scan: Scanning means to look behind you to see if there is any vehicles coming behind.

    • Indicate: you put your hand out left or right hand out depending on which way you want to go.
    PSI stands for Power position, Scan and Indicate.

    •Riding 2 Abreast: Riding in pairs on the road.

    •Safe Passing: You have to ring your bell when you want to pass someone they have to move to the left so you can pass.

    I have certainly have ridden with my family. My family and I ride on the rail trail.

    From,
    Mitchell. B :mrgreen: 😆

  20. Dear 4KM and 4KJ 🙂
    I’ve enjoyed all of the Bike Ed very much but with the video I’ve learnt so much from it my bike brain is 50% full with all the knowledge of bike Ed road rules, but I don’t know all of the rules of bike Ed but I know some of them but I want to share them with all of you guys.
    • PIS: Power position, indicate and scan if the road is clear.
    • Riding two abreast.
    • Endurance riding without stopping and getting puffed.
    • Riding single file across a parked car remember stay half a meter away from the parked car
    just in case they open the door.
    • Riding properly on different surfaces on a track like gravel dirt concrete.

    That is what I have learnt.

    From your blogging buddy

    Logan P :mrgreen:

  21. Hi 4KM and 4KJ,

    Great Post,
    Yes I do love riding with my family members. My sister and I went for a ride to the milk bar near our street on the weekend and it was really fun too : lol: .

    I learnt that to always give way and always wear your helmet no matter what if you are on a bike. One time my sister went for a ride with her helmet on and she fell and her helmet fell off so my dad tighten it up.

    Bye for now,
    Millie 😆

  22. Hi 4KM and 4KJ,
    The thing I learnt about this video was that i now know how to go round a round about and also i learnt more about scanning.

    Keep up the great blog work.

    From Mackenzie

  23. Hi 4KM and 4KJ,

    I love the post! i learnt alot and i know now always keep to the left. I love riding with my family because we can have fun and enjoy fresh air. I am not an outside person but i do like bike riding when it comes to going with my family. I remember seeing someone getting door-ed before! It was hilarious! Then they went flying into a prickly bush ouch! I ran after them and helped them out but I was still giggling! :lol::mrgreen: :b

  24. Dear Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris,

    I love that video, it always reminds me what to do.
    That video is really interesting.
    I love doing Bike Ed it is so fun.
    What I like best is going for Camp(I can’t wait until Camp).

    Regards,
    Georgia 😛

    P.S.I love your blog 🙂

  25. Hi 4KM and 4KJ
    When I ride i ride with my granddad or with my friends.
    I have learnt allot of safety rules about the road and I hope you guys have to here are some of the things I have Learnt.
    That you should always were little thing when riding so people see you.

    From Mia 4PR

  26. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    I ride with my perents and we go on the rail trail, and i always be safe, i never ride on the road unless i have to, or i will get off and walk unlil i think it’s safe

    from,
    Flynn

    • Hi Flynn
      I rode with my dad and my brothers and sisters
      but now I don’t rilly do it but it is ok because we
      are doing bike ed now so ill ride my bike to school
      If I can

      From Alisha

  27. Hi 4KM and 4KJ

    I ride with my family a lot! When I watched the video I learnt a lot about bike safety and how inportent it is to be safe when riding a bike.

    I haven’t seen the guide book but I’ll look at it! I hope you put up more posts!

    Keep up the good work!
    Bradley (4JL) 😆

    • Hi Bradly,

      thanks for the comment. 😆

      Here are some of the rules I have learnt:

      •Power Position: You put your pedal up. You can either start with your left foot forward or right foot forward and when you want to go it is a smooth motion.

      •Scan: Scanning means to look behind you to see if there is any vehicles coming behind.

      • Indicate: you put your hand out left or right hand out depending on which way you want to go.
      PSI stands for Power position, Scan and Indicate.

      •Riding 2 Abreast: Riding in pairs on the road.

      •Safe Passing: You have to ring your bell when you want to pass someone they have to move to the left so you can pass.

      I have certainly ridden with my family and I ride with them at the rail trail.

      Where do you ride with your family?

      From,
      Mitchell :mrgeen:

    • Dear Bradley,

      Great comment.

      I ride with my family too.

      I learnt a lot from the video.
      I haven’t looked at the book ye but I will.

      From,
      Molly

  28. To 4KM and 4KJ,

    I learnt a lot in that video. I learn that when you are riding you had to indicate. I thought it was a bit weird that people on bikes had to indicate. Now I know the reason why you have to indicate.

    I saw that riding a bike is the same as driving a car. I think that the ‘bike brain’ was helpful. Could you imagine having a ‘bike brain’ like that in real life! 8-0

    Here is a ‘did you know’ fact about riding. Did you know that people over 12 are only aloud to ride on the footpath if they have a younger friend or family with them and if you are younger than 12 you can only ride on the with a 12 year old or over. 🙂

    Got to go 😆
    Yunus

  29. Hello 4KM and 4KJ,
    I loved this movie because it helped you be more safe on a bike. I read some of the guide book. It was very informative. Bike Ed was so much fun.

    Your buddy,
    Anneliese

    • Hi Anneliese
      I liked the movie to because it tolled
      us what we souls do when we are on the rode
      sorry got to go

      From Alisha

      • hi Alisha,
        I really like the movie to I did not know that you had to go in the middle of the road when your going around a roundabout and that you had to walk to the end of the drive way before you start to ride away
        from Kaden

  30. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    I go bike riding with my dad my two brothers and my sister breanna but my little baby sister stays home with my mum.

    sometimes I go on really big rides.

    I really like going on bike rides because it keeps me fit and healthy.

    From Connor F

  31. Dear 4KJ and 4KM,

    I’m happy to say I have always tried to use my bike brain just like Ed in the video clip. When we use the roads, we must obey the rules to help keep us safe.

    Over the years, I have ridden bikes to school and even on a four day ride. I would always check my bike before riding, obey the rules for stop and give way signs, give hand signals and ride safely. I always wore my helmet.

    Ride safely.

    Ross Mannell
    Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia

    • Hi Ross,

      My name is Charlotte and I am from 4KM and 4KJ.
      I try to use my bike brain as well, I always stop and give way and I ALWAYS read the signs. If I do not read the signs then I will get lost!

      A four day ride sounds like a long time! I have only been on a two hour ride but on the weekend I am going to try go on a three hour ride.

      Hope to hear from you,

      Charlotte (4KM) 😆

      • Hello Charlotte,

        Using a good bike brain is always important when riding. You don’t have as much protection as being in a car, only a helmet.

        I was in my 20s when I did the four day ride. I covered about 300km. As I had to ride on roads the whole distance, I had to be careful when I was in traffic.

        In my town we have cycle paths that are much safer. You only need be careful of other cyclists and pedestrians.

        Ross Mannell

    • Hi Ross,

      Thanks for the comment. I also use my bike brain when I a riding my bike and I needed to do that for Bike Ed.

      It was so fun to ride on the road and all it looked like when I looked behind me was a massive line of kids on their bikes with orange vests on.

      I think that i need to work on checking my bike before I get on it because last time when i went for a bike ride I didn’t realize the tire was flat so about half way through. POP!

      I guess it was my fault and now I always make sure I am checking my bike before I ride it.

      Keep blogging and riding,
      Liv ♥

      • Hello Liv,

        From your reply I can see you all knew how to ride in single file. That’s very important if riding on roads.

        Your tyre blew out? I know how that feels. I was once riding along a lakeside cycle track when I heard a bang sounding like a gunshot. My tyre had burst so instead of my bike carrying me, I ended up pushing it. Tyres do sometime blow out even if we look after them. It only take a nail on the road. 🙂

        Ross Mannell

    • Hi Ross, 😛

      It’s great how you still use your bike when you’re a retired teacher. I love to go for a bike ride after school and on weekends. On a raniny day bike ed got cancled and we watched the video above and we leant all about road signs.

      We obey the rules and wear our helmet all the time.

      Thanks for the comment, Mitchell.

      • Hi Mitchell,

        These days I am much more likely to go hiking than riding although there are some good fire trails for mountain biking around. My bikes are street bikes but haven’t been used for some time.

        Rain can make cycling harder. I have been out riding when it started to rain. It doesn’t take long to be soaked. 🙂

        Ross Mannell

  32. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,
    I learnt about the P.I.S[power position,indicate,scan].

    Not just going right at roundabouts but also going left to go right.
    sincerely,
    Mitchell,s

  33. Hi 4KM and 4KJ,

    Great Post!
    I liked the video and when i am riding i haven’t remember to scan and also to remember to indicate.

    Your Friend
    Connor.

  34. Hi 4KM and 4KJ,

    It is great that we are learning about Bike Ed.I am sure everyone has enjoyed it so far because I have.

    I am going to answer the questions.

    Question 1.What I learned from watching the video was that you always have to give way to people ,cars and any other vehicles.
    It is definitely important to give way because it is a safer way cross the road or pass a car.

    The 2nd thing I learned was how to indicate.We learned this in Bike Ed and we also learned it in the video as well.
    It very important to Indicate before crossing a road and also telling the vehicles what way you are going.

    Question 2.I really enjoy riding with my family and once rode near drisdale and my little was at the back of my dads bike crying,I think she was very tired.When she is tired she wants her dummy and when we were doing the bike ride my little wanted her dummy so I wondered why she was crying for her dummy.
    So any way you don’t really hear about sister but,My hands get numb really easily when I am on a bike ride and my legs don’t hurt it is really weird.On the bike ride I was talking about we rode up to 2 hours and 30 minutes it was a long time,I didn’t really get tired but I was up the front the whole time.
    We rode past a golf course.We went up 3 big hills and went down 4 big hills.I got stuck when I was going up those hills so I had to walk my bike up the hills up to the top so keep on going on the track.Luckily we packed some food and drink in some back packs,or I would get super thirsty and hungry!
    I was glad that we came home,so I could rest my fingers.

    Thanks.
    Eden

  35. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,
    great post and I have
    learnt a lot of stuff.I hope you all had fun doing
    Bike Ed.

    it was a lot o fun and I learnt a lot of stuff.

    from Alisha

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