RAD Bikes helps Cantabrians recycle their cycles | Bike Wise. Like shoulder-pads, the term ‘rad’ is an old-school 80’s throw back, but at RAD Bikes in Christchurch, they’re all about embracing the old and making it new. The ‘rad’ in RAD Bikes stands for ’Recycle a Dunger’. Run by an army of volunteers, RAD Bikes is a relocatable community shed based in central Christchurch which provides workshop space where anyone can build, repair or help restore bikes.
Animated video created by students at Freeville School, Christchurch. Hand-drawn characters and sets are used to remarkable effect. On his birthday, Doughnut Monster learns which bicycle and helmet will be safe for him to take to school.
First piloted in 2012, Be Bright is a key Bike Wise initiative designed to help keep all road users safe and to ensure the visibility of people on bicycles, especially during times of low-light. Wearing bright, reflective and high-visibility clothing, and using front and rear bike lights, are all simple ways for cyclists to improve their visibility.
Support students to become involved in cycling at school by checking out the Bike Wise ‘10 for Teachers’. The activities discussed in the 10 for Teachers will engage students and help them discover why people cycle, and learn about safe cycling equipment and practices. You will also find organisations that can help encourage cycling, examples of student’s work, videos, relevant curriculum links, ‘how to’ guides for running school cycling activities and a sample RAMS form.