Introduction of Hungarian BikeAcademy Program

President of Vuelta Sport Association, Károly Eisenkrammer is professional bicycle rider, participant of the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992, more-time Hungarian champion in different cycling types (road, MTB, track). Today he counts one of the most official and trustworthy professional in field of bicycle as sport and bicycle as kind of transport in the traffic.

The Vuelta Sport Association is acting in Hungary closely for 15 years, organizes and coordinates different cycling events (bicycle races and tours for different groups and different age groups) since 2002. Vuelta Sport Association is the most professional organization in field of cycling events in Hungary.

In 2004 the association started to run a road safety program for elementary school children. At the beginning the program was organized in a few schools in definite regions and was financed by a sponsor. As Vuelta has wide range of experience from different parts of the country, over the years the program has been developed to national level thanks to the cooperation with Hungarian Police and Institute for transport sciences. In 2008 the Vuelta Association started to run the BikeAcademy program for school children, aged 9-12 in 18 schools as a pilot program and a connected mentor teaching program as well. Since 2008 we have implemented our BikeAcademy program in 35 schools countrywide in Hungary.

In the last seven years our BikeAcademy program has been permanently developing according to our wide experience. Nowadays BikeAcademy is available for the elementary schools as an optional subject, and teachers can apply for a 30-hour-long training, where they can improve their theoratical and practical skills. In 2014 there were 103 mentors (elementary school teachers) trained country-wide in five regions as a pilot project. The only shortcoming of the program is the lack of financial background.

The BikeAcademy program has a theoretical (road sings, rules of traffic) part and practical (cycling practices, how to be prepared for the traffic) part as well.

The director of the program is Tamás Abelovszky, who has been cooperating actively in developing the BikeAcademy program to national level. He is the director of theoretical and practical implementation as well.

More information:

Tamás Abelovszky
Director of BikeAcademy
+3630 462 0181
info@bringaakademia.hu
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