Almost 400 students from schools in the Hobart region have received a brand new bike from The Happiness Cycle, an initiative by Coca-Cola and Bicycle Network that aims to get teens across Australia more active.
The community-based cycling program was created in 2014 in a bid to get Australian teens more active by riding bikes. Additionally, research suggests 63% of people aged 10-19 are physically active less than once a week, a statistic that enhances the importance of programs such as The Happiness Cycle.
Building on the success of last year, The Happiness Cycle is teaming up with Beacon, a foundation that focuses on establishing successful transitions from education to employment for young people across Australia, to donate the bikes to teens attending their schools amongst other schools in Hobart and surrounding regions.
Teens who attended The Happiness Cycle event at the DEC were given the ultimate cycling day out and learn everything from bike mechanics and maintenance to core riding skills such as road safety, balance, awareness and endurance all on a specially built obstacle track.
Bicycle Network CEO Craig Richards, tells David Wood its been exciting to be work with a great organisation like Beacon on The Happiness Cycle 2015.