Hit the road Travel the highway
Moving along Exploring the by-ways
Seeing the world Moving right on by,
God’s Creation Discovering it my way, …
On my bike I travel the road,
But be careful,
Always follow the road code.
Mark Bainbridge ©
[From A DELIGHTFUL DOZEN 1988]
THEMES: Transport; Recreation; Bike-Education; General Safety and/or specifically Road Safety!
Used mainly in conjunction with a Bike Education Course, the song covers the mode of transport children are most familiar with and have the access to. It is viewed as a fun machine, even exciting as in B.M.X. racing and touring. But in its use on the roads, bike riders must follow a set of rules and regulations. The song emphasises the safety of the rider and others using the road. It stresses “using your head!” and obeying the road.
There are a number of activities covering a range of areas on this theme including Drama/Music, physical education, language development, and Mathematics housed in the MEMBERS CONTENT area of this web page.
As an example: Physical Education: Orienteering on a bike. Given a map appropriate and a known destination, let the children (in groups of 4) decide on their own route. Make sure that the .
There were many other sources of activities like these in the old Road Traffic Commission “Streets Ahead” Kit. An excellent resource!