We are proud to announce our first basic bike skills course for 2024. This will be held at Mill Park Leisure on Saturday, 20th April 2024 from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

We are holding this event in partnership with the City of Whittlesea.

You must register to attend this course at the following page:


If you are a bike rider but a bit unsure about doing tight turns or having to brake suddenly in a safe manner, gearing is a bit of a mystery, and climbing hills or short steep bits on the path is a challenge then this bike training course is for you.

Build confidence in riding your bike is a 2.5-hour guided bike ride tour on a shared path in a group, negotiating with other path users and crossing intersections smoothly. The guided ride will improve your confidence and skills in riding a bike safely on shared paths and will be guided by an accredited cycling Instructor, Mara Ferraro.

The session includes:

ABCD safety check How to inflate tyres, both Presta and Schrader valves Practice emergency stopping Learning how to corner safely and execute good turns. Warm-up and bike fit: assess current rider ability and bike setup and adjust as required. Practice various bike handling skills to develop confidence riding on shared user paths Learning some fundamental bike hand signals/ calls, passing, and group riding etiquette Introduction to managing gear changes more effectively. Communication techniques: signaling, scanning, using eye contact. This will provide you with an opportunity to become more familiar with the local paths and commuting around areas of Mill Park and South Morang.

Note: It is a free bike training course, but you must be a resident of the City of Whittlesea to register for this event. The session offers a training opportunity for limited participants so be quick.

Key requirement:
Remember to bring your bike and helmet in good working order to join the ride.

For enquiries:

Contact Glenn on 0434 730 163

Three ladies on bicycles stopped on a shared use path and giving a thumbs up. One of the bicycles is a long wheel base cargo bike with a child carrier with a fluffy teddy bear in it.

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