mitzikatzi wrote:To a 14 year old young man I suspect "image" is important. I wouldn't want to be seen on a Huffy either. If his mates don't ride I suspect it would be difficult to get any teenager to do it unless it's dangerous or fun. Have you taken him downhill mountain biking I assume you can hire bikes in the Victorian Alps. I thought I saw on the news ( I am in WA) that Melbourne has a new indoor skate and bike park. Thats where I would take him.
Sales of children’s bicycles have hit a new low leading to concerns that Australian children are not active enough to ensure their long term health and well-being.
Sales of children’s bicycles reported by the industry fell 22% in the decade to 2017, from 492,000 in 2007-8 to 382,000. These are the lowest figures since 2003-04 when 431,000 children’s bicycles were sold. ...
“The ACPF believes that the declining sales are a simple indicator that we need to do more to make walking and cycling a real option every day for our children,” ACPF spokesperson Stephen Hodge said.
“Seventy-one per cent of children and 92% of young people do not meet the recommended guidelines for physical activity in Australia. ...
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