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    Build confidence in riding your bike on a shared path

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

    Build confidence in riding your bike isΒ a 2.5-hour guided bike ride tour on the shared path in a group, negotiating with other path users and crossing intersections smoothly. The guided ride willΒ improve your confidence and skills in riding a bikeΒ safely on shared pathsΒ andΒ 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 of 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 of various bike handling skills to develop confidence riding on paths and
    • Bike trails
    • 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 event is supported by the City of Whittlesea in partnership with the Whittlesea Bicycle Users Group.The build confidence in riding your bike on a shared path training will also provide a chance to become more familiar with the local paths and commuting around areas of Mill Park and South Morang.Β 


    Note: It is a freeΒ bike training course, but you must be a resident of the city of Whittlesea to register for thisΒ event.Β The session offers a training opportunity for limited participants so be quick and firm in making decisions.

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






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