RIDE2SCHOOL DAY: (Back from left) Ruby Christie, Nicholas Chapman, Michael Jones, Kathleen Chapman, (front from left) Aidan Etherington, Elizabeth Baldwin and Jimi Christie.
RIDE2SCHOOL DAY: (Back from left) Ruby Christie, Nicholas Chapman, Michael Jones, Kathleen Chapman, (front from left) Aidan Etherington, Elizabeth Baldwin and Jimi Christie. Matt Collins

Bikers of a new kind ready to roll across the region

DON'T be alarmed if you see a lot of bikers on the street this week.

It is just the bike-riding students from the hundreds of schools across the country taking part in national Ride 2 School Day.

School students from throughout Australia will be riding, walking, scooting and skating to school today to prove a point.

To show students, teachers and parents that it is possible to leave the car at home and do our bit for the environment by cycling or walking to school.

There are more than 3000 active schools who registered for the day and, for some students, it is the first time they would have ridden their bikes to school.

The other obvious benefit is to encourage more students to get physical by riding their bikes or scooters to school.

In 2017, the ride2school day had close to 500,000 students participate.

This year, with more than 700 additional schools registered, we can expect to see a lot more of our students on their trusty bikes.