NSW Bike Week – free local event

NSW Bike Week is fun for everyone!NSW Bike Week runs from 22-30 September 2018, and is a NSW Government initiative that raises the profile of cycling as a healthy, easy, low cost and environmentally friendly transport option for short trips.

NSW Bike Week provides an opportunity for the community to participate in organised bicycle events in a safe and supported environment.

The key objectives of NSW Bike Week are to:

  • Increase the use of local cycling infrastructure for transport and recreation
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for new and less confident cyclists to improve their cycling skills
  • Educate the community on the importance of road safety and the relevant road rules
  • Promote cycling as a safe mode of transport for short trips.

Hawkesbury City Council is proud to host the local NSW Bike Week event at the South Windsor Family Centre. The event will be accessible to all, with cycling specialists for children with any kind of ability to include AustCycle instructors and Freedom Wheels, who will provide free 45 minute sessions upon the hour for children and their carers. Each carer-child team will learn how to improve their cycling and road safety skills. Children and adults can bring their own helmet and bicycles or for those new to bicycle riding, there will even be bicycles and equipment available to borrow free of charge.

To request a Freedom Wheels' obligation-free complimentary Child Disability Cycling Assessment on the day, please complete the Step 1 Application Form directly at https://freedomwheels.org.au/get-a-bike General tickets need to be booked through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-bike-week-2018-hawkesbury-cycle-do-tickets-49031141464

Please book one ticket per carer/child team for lessons. General tickets without lessons are also available for supporting family members and friends. You can also receive a free gift from the special guests on the day, NSW Cops on Bikes, who use police pedal power to keep our Hawkesbury community safe.

For more information, please contact Council at safety@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or call 4560 4498. For any enquiries on the day of the event, Sunday, 23 September, please call 0401 710 540.

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