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					On your bike!
How good are your bike skills? Tick off what you can do on the list below, and highlight at least three
activities you could practise in the next month to improve your bike skills. Have fun riding your bike
and keep safe at all times!

     Easy riding
     I can ride for a longer time each day, adding one minute each time.
     I can ride faster for part of my bike ride.
     I can coast without pedalling.
     I can ride up and down a slope safely.
     Track circuit
     Set out three or four objects (such as old shoes) in a line, 2 or 3 metres apart, and practise these activities.
     I can start and stop at each object.
     I can ring my bell as I pass each object.
     I can ride faster each time I pass the first object (as in a time trial).
     I can weave in and out, or around each object. (Move the objects closer together as you improve.)
     I can change my hand position when I complete each circuit of the track.
     Bumps and curbs
     I can ride over bumps. (Start with small bumps.)
     I can ride from the top of a curb or step (standing) and coast on to the bottom level.
     Road ready
     I can make a hand signal to turn right (right arm pointing outwards).
     I can make a hand signal to stop (right arm pointing out, elbow bent, and lower arm up).
     I can make a hand signal to turn left (left arm pointing out, elbow bent, and lower arm up).
     I can turn my head to the left and then to the right when I ride (to check for traffic).
     I can turn my head to look behind (to check for traffic).
     Improve your skills
     I can ride around a tight corner, looking to the inside of the line I want to follow.
     I can change gears.
     Tricks
     I can ride up and down a ramp.
     I can balance on my bike so it stays in one spot.
     I can coast ( standing on the pedals, arms and knees bent, and shifting your body towards the back of the bike).
     I can ride my bike while standing on the pedals (off the seat).
     I can lift my front wheel off the ground.
     I can balance on my bike.

				
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