The whole Darebin Cycling Community came together as WeCycle hosted a Ride2Work day event at the WeCycle community bike shed at Batman Park on Wednesday 17 October 2018.
Commuters riding home along the St George's Rd shared path were offered delicious ice creams provided by Luke of Mammoth Ice Cream http://www.mammothicecream.com/
Attendees were able to hop on a blender bike to pedal themselves a fruit smoothie. Blender bikes provided by Bike n Blend http://www.bikenblend.com.au/
Big thanks to the team at WeCycle including Gayle, Ed, George, James, Kirsteen, Mick, Peter, Steven and Will.
Richie adjusting the brakes on a commuter’s bike
Richie from the Bike Lane provided bicycle safety checks for commuters http://richiebikelane.com.au/
Northcote Police offered the chance for commuters to have their bicycle engraved for theft identification purposes.
City of Darebin provided bicycle repair kits, drink bottles, lights and other cycling accessories. Commuters were able to access lots of helpful information about riding in the vicinity including the new Travelsmart maps and details of upcoming bicycle maintenance and riding sessions. http://www.darebin.vic.gov.au/en/Darebin-Living/Parking-and-Transport/Transport#Cycling
Thanks to the following for supporting this event:
Coles Supermarket, Northcote
Preston Market Management
George of J&T Vasilevski fruit stand at Preston Market
Press the Pedals
A <timely article in this week's Northcote Leader (link)> to sustain community interest.
Thanks to Steve Edmonstone for organising and coming in for his second photo shoot in a fortnight.
Margot and Mike were also able to come in mid-week - the photographer doesn't work weekends!