Success In The First Phase, Social Cycling Project Returns To Activities And Will Last One Year
The Cycle School Cycling for the Future is back in Ribeirão Preto. As of this week, the project will meet 1960 children from the city, from 5 to 13 years old, in the Social Assistance Centers of the city and the JSCA (Extended Day Center). As well as in the first phase, the children will be presented with bicycle traffic information, with practical classes on the subject, as well as safety regulations in traffic.
In this second edition, the project will last for a year, and can serve almost twice as many children as the first phase, which lasted for six months and formed a total of 997 children.The main objective is to enable, with all the rules of traffic, the young driver of the bicycle.
“We are very happy to start the second phase of Cycling School Cycling for the Future.The first six months were a great success and we were unable to attend all the children of the city council nuclei. Now, we will have a full year of practical classes on the importance of using the bike correctly in traffic, as well as teaching the correct way to pedal,”said Flávio Philipino, professor of the project.
According to Philipino, since the bicycle is a vehicle that does not need habilitation and minors can also use it in the streets, the school plays a fundamental role. “The practical guidance that the school gives children shows that to ride a bicycle in traffic requires safety equipment, respect for signs and signs, awareness of the risks that the so-called” rabeira “brings, among other things,” he said.
The Cycling School is itinerant and will take classes from Monday to Thursday from 14:00 to 17:00. Children receive booklets, T-shirts, squeezes and snacks (daily), plus a certificate at the end of the course. The first participant group will be from JSCA of Vila Virginia. The official launch of phase II of the project will happen next Friday (1), at 2:30 p.m., with the delivery of the first certificates.
The Pedalando para o Futuro project is sponsored by Coca-Cola Andina Brasil and Alta Mogiana Power Plant, co-sponsorships of São Francisco Saúde, Mineração Jundu, Rei Support, Multicarnes, Molyplast and Itaobi Transport Company, and support of Metar Logística, Polar Truck Integral Parts, Intral, Transmiro, Mialich Supermarkets, LS Nogueira, Cycling Land Association, City Hall of Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil, Municipal Secretary of Sports Secretariat of Social Assistance and Transerp.
The Institutional support is of the Paulista Sports Incentive Law, SELJ and Government of the State of São Paulo.