Testing tickets - ONE-ON-ONE BIKE TRAINING // Darebin Loves Bikes

Testing tickets - ONE-ON-ONE BIKE TRAINING // Darebin Loves Bikes

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$70 – $100

Date and time

Location

Date, time and location will be negotiated by you and your instructor

St Georges Road

Preston, VIC 3072

Australia

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Refund policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

The support you need to start riding or become more comfortable on a bike

About this event

COURSES ARE HELD THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

THE EXACT DATE, TIME AND LOCATION IS NEGOTIATED BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR INSTRUCTOR. 

Our experienced, patient and friendly instructors will start with the absolute basics like how to walk your bike, get on and off gracefully, start off, pedal and stop safely. They’ll give you hands-on support until you find your balance and then cheer as you cycle off into the sunset!

You need a bike (ideally your own, but you can also borrow from a friend or family member or hire a bike), a helmet and some determination. Our training is always tailored to your needs and we are also able to work with clients with special physical requirements or disability.

Two types of bike training are offered:

1. Learn to Ride (3 hrs) - designed for absolute beginners

OR

2. Improve Your Skills (2 hrs) - designed for those with some previous riding experience

1. Learn to ride (adults & children)

Our tried and tested training program should get you up and riding within 3 hours!

In these private lessons, you will learn and practice basic but essential bike control skills, such as starting, stopping, using gears, signalling, and scanning in a traffic-free environment. You will also learn strategies for riding safely on paths and local streets. 

  • Format for 7-8 year olds: 3 x 1 hour sessions are preferable for younger children
  • Format for those aged 9 and over:  2 x 1.5 hour sessions, usually arranged to be held one week apart.  

This training usually costs $200.  However, Darebin residents are eligible to participate in this training program for the specially discounted price of $100, due to generous subsidies offered by the City of Darebin. 

Your session can be scheduled on weekdays/weekends, depending on instructor availability.  Please note we usually require 10 days notice to set the training up.   

2. Improve your skills (adults & children)

If you know how to ride but are a bit wobbly and lacking in confidence, then this 2 hour private lesson is perfect for you. We’ll practice basic bike control skills including smooth stopping, starting, using gears, scanning, hand signals and emergency stops.

  • Format: 1 x 2 hour session. 

This training usually costs $140.  However, Darebin residents are eligible to participate in this training program for the specially discounted price of $70, due to generous subsidies offered by the City of Darebin. 

Your session can be scheduled on weekdays/weekends, depending on instructor availability. 

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE TO YOU: 

Members of the community who are recipients of Centrelink payments or in social housing may be eligible to participate in this training program at no cost.  Please  email darebinlovesbikes@darebin.vic.gov.au or phone 8470 8683  to find out more.  

And if you are experiencing financial hardship and do not currently own your own bike, please contact our good friends at WeCycle at wecyclemelbourne@gmail.com. They recycle unwanted bikes and re-home them with people who need them - they may be able to assist you too!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the COVID-safety measures? All attendees must comply with the current Victorian Government COVID restrictions.

  • You will need to show evidence of being fully vaccinated.
  • Please contact the training provider and stay at home you are if unwell or if you are a contact of someone who has been unwell and who is being tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
  • Please bring a mask and be prepared to use it at any time you are unable to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres.

Who organises and delivers this training?  

  • This practical one-on-one training program is run by accredited bike trainers and is proudly supported by the City of Darebin for people who live in the municipality.

Is there an age limit?

  • Yes. One-on-one training course is only available to those aged 7+.  Children under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult.  

What should I bring?

  • A bicycle in good condition with working brakes, a bell and pumped up tyres.
  • A well fitting bicycle helmet.
  • Runners or similar closed-toe footwear.
  • Sun/weather protection.
  • A bottle of water.
  • A snack (optional).

I don't live in Darebin. Can I do this training course?

  • Unfortunately, one-on-one training is only available to Darebin residents.  

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

  • No. You don't need to bring your ticket on the day. 

What is the refund policy?

  • We offer refunds up to 7 days before the workshop.  Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refunds after this time.  However, If you are unable to attend the workshop due to unforeseen circumstances, you may transfer your ticket to another friend or family member by updating your registration online.  If you require assistance with this process, please call us during business hours on 8470-8683 or email darebinlovesbikes@darebin.vic.gov.au

The City of Darebin uses Eventbrite for all Bike Skills Workshops. When booking with Eventbrite individuals will be required to provide their name and contact details. Eventbrite’s privacy policy can be found at the Privacy link located at the bottom of this page.

The City of Darebin also shares the data you provide for Bike Skills Workshops with their accredited training providers. By registering and providing this information, you hereby agree to your data being shared with the training providers so that they have access to your emergency contact details, and that any feedback you provide may be used to improve the workshops they deliver.  

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