Whittlesea Bicycle Users Group, serving the Whittlesea Cycling Community.
Whittlesea BUG members organise social rides for cyclists of all skill levels. There are regular rides on Sundays, (Twilight rides during Summer) as well as occasional weekend trips. Find out more about these rides.
Whittlesea BUG organises workshops and classes to educate cyclists about basic bicycle repairs and cycling skills.
Last Updated on September 18, 2019
We are pleased to announce that Bicycle Centre - South Morang has renewed its sponsorship of the Whittlesea BUG, and both Wilckens Roche Lawyers and Maurice Blackburn Lawyers are new sponsors of the Whittlesea BUG.
Bicylce Networks - Swapping Seats
The 'Swapping Seats' intitative by Bicycle Network sets out to raise awareness about how people walking and riding should position themselves around trucks and heavy vehicles.
The blind spots of heavy vechicles and trucks block out a lot more of the road than people who ride bikes realise.
As part of Bicycle Network's 'Swapping Seats' campaign bike riders at Around the Bay were invited to sit in the drivers seat of a truck, to get an understanding of which parts of the road and road users a truck driver can see (the video below).
Bicycle Network has a full write-up including suggestions on how to be seen by large vehicles or trucks, which can be read at the link, https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/our-campaigns/swapping-seats/.
City of Whittlesea Bicycle Plan 2016-2020
Last Updated on September 24, 2016
City of Whittlesea's Bicycle Plan for 2016-2020 sets out how local council will advocate, facilitate and provide for more bicycle infrastructure and encourage more people to ride their bikes in our new and established communities.
The plan establishes the councils commitment to adopting bicycle use as a viable form of transport that contributes towards health, wellbeing and economic and environmental outcomes. It also encourages people to build social connections and participate in community life.
Funded 2016/17 Projects Include:
Darebin Creek Trail - Sycamore Reserve to Findon Road (Stages 3 - 8)
See the full bicycle plan here.