Lance Dopestrong wrote:I drive cycle when delivering my courses, simoly because its a bit far to drive to Staffordshire or Kent, be fit enough to deliver a courae, and ride home again the new day, so there's some genuine utility there. Other than that, driving somewhere in a car in order to go for a ride is rather odd.
When I was teaching Bikeability, I mostly rode my bike, though if I was working inside the M25 (I lived in north central Essex), or in the southeast fo the county, it got a bit far. When I worked inside the M25, I worked with someone other than my normal teaching partner, so I either used public transport, or drove myself. In the southeast of Essex, my teaching partner drove there, and our stuff all fit inside his van. He rode his bike to & from most sessions, as well. I sometimes told the kids approximately where I/we lived, and got them to guess every day how far I/we had cycled. I would also tell them that I went shopping by bike, and where, or if I stopped someplace on the way home the day before; if I took my kids to the childminder/school before I came to teach Bikeability, etc.
It was a bit of fun, but it also helped them understand that cycling wasn't just a leisure activity, or a sport, and I could explain that some places, it was the same amount of time (or faster) to go by bike, how I carried stuff with me, etc.