Resources for planning a cycling adventure

Factsheets for Planning a Cycing Activity

These fact sheets have been developed by the Victorian Scout Cycling Team to assist in planning and running a cycling activity.

Event Planning Templates

The templates have been created by the Victorian Scout Cycling Team to assist with planning and running a cycling activity. They are in Word so they can be edited for your specific use.

Example Cycling programs for Section Nights

The example section night programs have been developed by the Victorian Scout Cycling Team to assist youth or Leaders to run a cycling program. They are in Word so they can be edited for your specific use. They can be enhanced or amended including by adding different activities or games for the resources further down this page.

Cycling related charities

One thing to consider for your cycling activity or program is the option of also adding some learning around local and global inequity. There are a number of charities that undertake projects relating to provision of new or used bikes to individuals or communities who may not otherwise have access. You could consider fundraising or collecting useable second-hand bikes to provide to these charities as part of a broader program or as a Special Interest Area (SIA) project for a Scout or Project Patrol of Scouts.

  • World Bicycle Relief (larger global charity, accept fundraising only as they make their own bikes to support communities in Africa, Asia and South America)
  • Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne (Australian charity, accept good condition bikes, donations and volunteer support, to send second-hand bikes to communities in Nambia)
  • Bicycles for Humanity Western Australia (Australian charity, accept good condition bikes, donations and volunteer support, to send second-hand bikes to communities overseas)
  • Tasmanian Bike Collective (Australian charity, focused on mentoring and training young people through the medium of bicycles)
  • Bikes4Life (Australian charity, with locations in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane that accepts accept good condition bikes, donations and volunteer support, to send second-hand bikes to communities in Asia and Africa)

Note: Jamboree on Pedals has sought to verify that these organisations are still active, however does not endorse any of them. If you are planning to undertake a project linked to one of these charities, please ensure you reach out to them beforehand to check (especially if planning to collect bikes, as there are often specific requirements around this).

Furthermore, if you are looking to integrate a social element into your program or doing a SIA project, consider whether it might also align with the following badges.
  • SDG Challenge: an annual initiative to build awareness and encourage action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Open to both youth and adult members of Scouts Australia.
  • Messengers of Peace: the Messengers of Peace badge is a WOSM program that encourages Scouts to explore challenges within their community.

Challenge cards and Plan>Do>Review

These challenge cards step through Plan > Do > Review for different cycling activities. For each stage they have prompt questions to help youth members think through when planning their own cycling adventure.
This video is designed to highlight Plan, Do, Review through the use of a cycling activity. It could be a helpful prompt for planning a cycling activity.

Cycling games, activity ideas and resources

Scouts Victoria Practical Program Ideas for Cycling
This document was produced by Scouts Victoria and VicRoads in 1997 as a series of practical activities for Scout Troops. Although it is over 25 years old, it is still a valuable source of inspiration and ideas (but some of the specifics may not match current policies or practices). External/Government Cycling resources
These external resources contain great ideas for planning cycling activities: Scouts UK Cycling resources
Cycling activity ideas
Scenarios and responding to situations
  • Responsive Riders: Show you’re ready to quickly deal with changing conditions on your ride
  • Incident bike: Add a twist to a planned cycle ride with surprise games and encounters along the way
Bike maintenance