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Cycling as part of physical education in school(6 posts)

Cycling as part of physical education in schoolmerckxman
Dec 7, 2003 3:05 PM
Quote from cyclingnews.com interview with Beloki: "Joseba explained to me that his family loved cycling and took him to watch races as a child. In the Spanish school system cycling is part of the physical education program, so from nine years-old, he got to ride his bike at school!"

Hey, what a great idea for the USA!
Just imagine the lawsuits if school kids get hit by car..Bruno S
Dec 7, 2003 3:41 PM
I've never seen juniors training alone here in SoCal, in fact I rarely see them at all. On the other hand I was in Poland this last summer and took these pictures of a group of juniors training in small county roads. They were about 12-13 y/o riding in a paceline without supervision. I imagine this is common all over Europe.

P.S. Poland is not a rich country and all of them seem to have adequate bikes.
Another pic...Bruno S
Dec 7, 2003 3:41 PM
true in america tooJas0n
Dec 7, 2003 4:08 PM
my shop was recently priveleged to info that one of the local high schools was looking to buy 50 bikes and 50 trainers to start a winter program involving stationary cycling. pretty cool if you ask me.
true in america tooWoof the dog
Dec 7, 2003 10:03 PM
yeah, a pretty good way to make them hate it too.

Woof.
There's one in Texas.swvegg
Dec 8, 2003 1:43 PM
In Boerne, TX there is a high school team, Team Hot Links, sponsored by Earl Campbell's Hot Links.