Solidarity School – A bicycle for everyone » PACA’s economic and political newsletter

The great challenge Tour de France – Know How to Ride a Bike is an operation that is both supportive and educational.

This action, aimed at schools, is intended for primary classes that organize a bicycle action between Friday 10 and Friday 24 June and use this opportunity to share all or part of the know-how to ride a bike (block 1, 2, 3). to set up. or all). Objective: 3,500 lessons like the 3,500 km covered by the Tour de France! This program teaches kids the right things to do to be independent on a bike when they go to college. These fun and educational activities, lasting 10 hours, divided into 3 learning blocks, allow children from 6 to 11 years old to get to know the bicycle in complete safety as a daily mobility aid. For example, in the workshops in block 1, you learn to master the basics of cycling: acquire a good balance and learn to cycle and steer correctly (pedaling, turning, braking). At the end of the 3 blocks, the students receive their certificate Savoir Rouler à Vélo.

As part of the great challenge Tour de France – Know How to Ride a Bike, pedagogy is accompanied by a commitment to solidarity. After all, the aim is to train 100,000 children in good cycling practices between 10 and 24 June. For each child who has participated in one or more SRAV block(s), ASO will donate €1 to Secours Populaire. With the money collected, the association can provide the children it accompanies with a bicycle and the associated equipment. This commitment comes in addition to the actions taken by the Secours Populaire on the occasion of the Tour de France with in particular its Les Oubliés du Sport operation. For almost 15 years and thanks to the mobilization of volunteers every summer, these operations have enabled some 700 children to enjoy a day of vacation in the heart of summer during the Tour de France. This year, 10 stages of the Tour de France will be affected by these days.

Christian PRUDHOMME, director of the Tour de France:

“The ‘L’Avenir à Vélo’ program of the Tour de France aims to promote mobility by bicycle. By promoting the promotion of “Knowing how to ride a bike” together with the Ministry of Education and Youth, the Ministry of Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games and with the Secours Populaire, the Tour reconfirms its commitments aimed at providing cycling pleasure to as many people as possible and in particular to children in precarious and deprived situations. The great solidarity school challenge – a bicycle for all is a great fun, educational and solidarity proposal to promote soft mobility among the youngest. †

The Ministries of National Education and Youth and the Ministry of Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games:

The Ministry of National Education and Youth and the Ministry of Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games are delighted to contribute to the Ecole solidaire – Un vélo pour tous operation. They recall that the “Savoir Rouler à Vélo” aims to teach children from 6 to 11 years old to cycle in a playful, autonomous and safe way.

The operation École Solidaire – Un vélo pour tous will directly serve the 100,000 students who will benefit from the cycling action organized by their school, while giving underprivileged children access to cycling thanks to the strong commitment of the Tour de France and Secours Populaire.

Thierry ROBERT, Director General of the French Secours Populaire:

“The practice of sports contributes to physical and mental well-being and contributes to self-development based on strong collective values. It is a great means of expression and a vector of social ties, leading to the reduction of inequalities. Thanks to the efforts of ASO and the “Know how to ride a bike” campaign, hundreds of children supported by Secours Populaire get a bicycle and thousands of others are made aware of the solidarity and values ​​of Secours Populaire and sport. †

More information about the program “The Future by Bike” here

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