This is a free, 5 hour practical cycle skills training session, commissioned by the City of Boroondara.
This course is for adults wanting to improve riding skills (off and on-road) and gain confidence on the bike. The comprehensive training course covers bike set-up, safety checks, bike handling and traffic riding skills - and promotes safe and responsible bike riding.
The first part of the course will take place in a traffic free environment where participants will practice essential bike control skills. After lunch (please BYO), there will be a group ride on local roads with and without marked bicycle lanes. Two instructors will lead the group to visit intersections and roundabouts, and will demonstrate how to cross tram tracks and do hook (two-part right) turns.
There will be a focus on planning routes, riding assertively and correct road positioning. Maximum of 7 places.
What do I need to bring?
- Your bicycle (must be roadworthy)
- Your helmet
- Runners or similar closed-toe footwear
- A brightly-coloured top or hi-vis vest
- Sun/weather protection
- Bottle of water
- A packed lunch (and snacks if required)
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Contact Georgie on 0432 291 775 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. The instructor will have registration details of participants.
What if the weather is poor?
In the event of very hot (over 35 deg celcius), very wet or very windy weather the session may be postponed at the instructor’s discretion and you will be notified by phone at least 2 hours before the event.