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The Bikes in Schools Tairāwhiti Project has directly impacted on cycling in the region by encouraging and enabling more students to cycle in Gisborne/Tairāwhiti.  This project has delivered significant cycling infrastructure (tracks, cycles, helmets, storage, and cycle education) to encourage and support more young people to cycle.  The scale, geographic spread, timeline, and collaboration make this project unique.  It is the largest scale implementation of Bikes in Schools in New Zealand. 

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13 Schools, 18 months, 700 bikes

The Connext Bikes in Schools project was the biggest of its kind in New Zealand with 13 tracks built in 13 schools and kura in 18 months.  Over 4000 children now have access to learning to ride a bike or improving their current cycling skills on one of the 700 bicycles and 2000 helmets that have been provided to the school through the project. Over 6,200 metres of cycle tracks were constructed including pump and skills tracks and we have also provided a secure storage units to each school to protect their assets (20 or 40 foot containers).

Our sincere thanks go to the wonderful funding groups that supported

the Bikes in Schools Tairawhiti project:

Eastland Community Trust (ECT)

Gisborne District Council (GDC)

JN Williams Memorial Trust

The schools involved in the Bikes in Schools project include:

Kaiti School

Makaraka School

Makauri School

Tolaga Bay Area School

Te Hapara School

Waikirikiri School

Te Wharau and Ilminster Intermediate Schools

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Mangapapa School

Riverdale School

Elgin School

Te Kura Kaupapa o Māori o Whatatutu

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