Advice for riding on roads with kids


  • Start teaching usually somewhere between eight and 12 years, depending on the child. 

  • Once your child can demonstrate good bike control and behave safely, you can start teaching road riding. 

  • Start on quiet local roads. As your child’s skill and confidence increases over time, slowly venture onto roads with more traffic. 

  • When riding on roads, adults should ride behind children, in a protective position slightly further out from the kerb than the child. 

  • If you don’t feel confident about your own ability riding on the road, you can ask a friend to help out, or you can brush up your skills.

  • If you are unsure of relevant road rules visit 

  • Due to cognitive development, children should not ride on the road unaccompanied by an adult until around the age of 10 years.