A new bike riding program at Clyde Fenton Primary School is mixing learning with exercise.
Dennis Dean, the teacher who started the program, said he was inspired by teaching his students about machines.
"I'm teaching machines, so we're doing forces for example, we're doing friction," he said.
"This was a natural extension of that ... lots of simple machines involved."
"Kids, we want them exercising and cycling's something they do naturally."
He used the example of teaching students about maintaining a bike which he said will be a practical example of what they learn in the classroom.
"The bike needs oiling and greasing? Well they're cutting down on friction."
Mr Dean said the school is hoping to raise funds to build an obstacle course for the program and add facilities to the school.
"Working with the local community, working with the Rotary Club," he said.
"Maybe we can set a few obstacles up on the course ... which the kids will actually love."
Mr Dean said Rotary is already involved in linking the school's oval with the current course used for the bike riding.
He said he plans to have them linked and a course set out on the oval.
"We'll work with Rotary to unlock that gate (blocking access to the oval) and give kids access twice a week to the school oval," he said.
"We have an area outside of the oval which we'll mark."
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