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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:38 pm 
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i did a dr bike session at a primary school today. free servicing and free replacement of basic spares. there were about 300 kids at this primary school and only 12 bikes showed up.

if your local school did this, what would your thoughts be?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:26 pm 
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Our Joe would be first in line!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:26 pm 
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The primary school my daughter goes to only has about 110 pupils of which about 10 ride to school.
If you gave them a few weeks notice you might get a few more but i wouldn't be surprised if 10 was your lot.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:28 pm 
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I would say it's pretty representitive even more so given it's january


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:42 pm 
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It also depends on what year you were aiming at - my stepsons could only bring their bike to school after a certain age and after they had done their cycling profiency, although everyone had their own bikes.

Also never ever trust a child to actually give their parents any paperwork of any importance in time to actually be able to do anything about it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:55 pm 
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My daughters school doesn't allow bikes to be brought into the school grounds :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:24 pm 
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rosstheboss wrote:
It also depends on what year you were aiming at - my stepsons could only bring their bike to school after a certain age and after they had done their cycling profiency, although everyone had their own bikes.

Also never ever trust a child to actually give their parents any paperwork of any importance in time to actually be able to do anything about it.


+1 to that - see if the school uses Teachers to Parents (web based texting system). A text message is (usually) more reliable when communicating school stuff.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:28 pm 
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My primary school does cycling proficiency tests and when my son came with a road bike they said it was not suitable as he could not balance on it, what crap. He did pass it though.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:38 pm 
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as a retired cycling prof teach i have had many a day where the child showed up in tears because mum/dad/that nice man next door never bothered to get round to getting the bike out the shed...i got so fed up with having to turn kids away i went and got a nice bmx for them to use...then i lost me job ...go figure.i do recall some groups coming round to do this sort of thing here but not much came of it.my biggest problem was finding helpers so the lessons could go ahead..


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:25 am 
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Never mind school, my lad rides his bike to preschool 8)

I'm sure I saw some numbers for modes of transport to my daughter's school, but I can't remember what they were. Based on the number of bikes in the racks of a morning it's probably not more than 10-15%.


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