Educational program "Cycling, practicing and moving safely"



In the context of the Interreg VA “Greece -Bulgaria 2014-2020” Cooperation Programme and in particular the Project " Promotion and Development of YMC(H)A-Youth Mobilization-Cultural Heritage and Athletic Valorization”, with the acronym "PROMO-YMC(H)A", the Municipality of Kordelio-Evosmos implemented the educational program "Cycling, practicing and moving safely" in order to promote the use of alternative and ecological means of transport such as cycling.

 The main priority of the program was the promotion of cycling education and safe mobility through experiential education and participatory action.

In the first phase the program was addressed to children of 5th and 6th grade of elementary school and the duration of the program was 3 hours (9:00 am - 12:00 pm). In particular, it included two parts:podilata

  • Theoretical part, of 60 minutes duration, in which the historical development of the bicycle construction takes place, a reference to its parts, its maintenance and its safety. It also displays the equipment of the right cyclist, the Road Traffic Code and at the end of Part I, an interactive discussion is being promoted. Students are divided into two groups and each of them undertakes to cite the advantages or disadvantages of alternative bicycle transportation, substantiating their views with arguments.
  • Practical part, of 120 minutes duration, which includes bicycle rides starting from the Municipal Sports Center and with direction the cycle path on Ant. Tritsi. During the cycling trail in Ant. Tritsi, the bicycle is properly and safely used for the transportation of students through experiential education.

The specific program concerns the training of a school department with a maximum of 25 students. The second part of the program is a theoretical part where students with experiential activities become familiar with parts of the bike, its usefulness and its safe maintenance.

Finally, the practical part of the module includes exercises of students’ skills with the use of a bicycle, their correct and safe transportation under city conditions and the adoption of proper road behavior.

The project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) (85%) and by the national funds of the countries participating (15%) in the Interreg VA “Greece -Bulgaria 2014-2020” Cooperation Programme.

Contact Information

N. Germanou 1 - Plateia ΧΑΝΘ Post Code 54621 , Thessaloniki


(+30) 2316 001 000

(+30) 2310 264 502

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