Cycling

Includes

  • Velodromes
  • Bike paths and footpaths
  • Roads

Description

Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, exercise or sport.

Who Can Participate

Open to all.

If travelling on vehicular roads check your State Department of Transport and Main Roads for age restrictions.

Safety Rules

  • The minimum dress requirements are: Sunsmart protocols should be adhered to. Long hair should be up and tuck-up in the helmet. Jewellery such as necklaces, bracelets, long earrings, rings and watches, must be removed.
  • Riders must wear an approved helmet and closed-in shoes.
  • Bicycles must be roadworthy, have effective brakes and properly inflated tyres.
  • Participants riding on a road must be competent cyclists.
  • Riders must obey the road rules.
  • If this is this a routine and predictable activity for your unit? – ask the 3 Questions
    • What are we about to do? (activity)
    • What can go wrong? (hazard) Are you cycling with newly skilled riders? – Complete a Risk Management Plan. Are you cycling in a new or uncontrolled environment? – Complete a Risk Management Plan
    • What can I do to make it safe? (control measure)

Supervision Requirements 

Refer to Girl Guides Australia Ratios at a Glance

Leader in Charge

  • The LiC must ensure that all participants are informed of appropriate clothing and/or personal equipment prior to the activity.
  • It is suggested that the LiC provide ground training prior to the commencement of the activity if relevant.
  • Obtain permission from relevant authorities for access and use of land. Examples are: National Parks, State forests and private landowners.
  • The LiC must organise and collect the ADM.27 from youth members and ADM.28 from adults.  The LiC must inform the Activity Instructor of any health conditions or behaviour issues with participants.
  • The LiC must have an appropriate first aid kit suitable for the activity present at the activity venue.
  • The LiC must be or have another Adult that is an experienced and competent cyclist, have a good knowledge of road rules as they apply to cycling.
  • The LiC must ensure participants have water and food appropriate to the activity.
  • The LiC is responsible for all participants when they are not participating in the activity.

Notification Forms Required

ALL FORMS CAN BE ACCESSED HERE

For Approval – Prior to the Activity

  • OUT.01 Camp/Adventure-based/Event: Notification/Application
  • ADM.56B Risk Assessment Plan for Outdoor Activities Events Camps OR LiC completes the 3 GGA Risk Assessment Questions

At the Activity

  • Participants are required to have completed: ADM.27 for Youth Members or ADM.28 for Adults
  • Notification of Accident Form – ADM 24A
  • Notification of Incident Form – ADM 24B

After the Activity

  • OUT.03 Camp/Adventure-based/Event Report

 

Last Modified: 08/01/19 at 2:26 PM