July 7, 2022

Riders from all through NSW are welcome to attend the subsequent again on Your Bike free street security workshop in Armidale on Saturday, 12 March.

The important thing phrases “free” and “security” ought to enchantment to many riders and it doesn’t matter the place you come from because it’s a terrific trip out to Armidale up the Oxley Freeway or Waterfall Method.

The workshop on the NOVA centre in Armidale on 12 March from 8.30am–3.30pm will characteristic displays together with TfNSW, bike first help, street security, using abilities, fundamental mechanics and psychological well being.

Registration is crucial and numbers are restricted. To register, click on right here.

The primary Again on Your Bike in 2015 was held in Newcastle, the workshop attracted round 40 members and was primarily organised by Chris Tola, who has been serving to with the annual Bikers for Youngsters Toy Run in Newcastle for just a few years.

In 2020, he secured funding from the Neighborhood Street Security Grant and about 50 attended the workshop, once more in Newcastle.

This 12 months, Transport for NSW Affiliate Neighborhood and Security Companion Alison Balding has acknowledged the advantage of the primary two workshops and secured funding.

“At this stage it isn’t a state-wide undertaking,” she says.

“Dependant on funding and evaluations we’re taken with increasing the workshops to different areas. 

“Notice that the workshop will not be an on-road workshop – extra displays, with some hands-on components included within the first-aid and fundamental mechanics components. 

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“Additionally included will likely be a TfNSW ingredient specializing in native crash evaluation, enhancements being undertaken on native roads and methods riders will be engaged in street security tasks.”

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Alison, who works on the North Area – New England workplace thought Armidale was location this time. 

Chris says he hopes this system will roll out throughout the nation.

“We’re hoping for 50 attendees and we now have six presenters, starting from first-aid (St John), bike upkeep (Supermoto Armidale), the Crew from Wheel Abilities, and a psychological Well being Practitioner from Therapeutic-Works presenting on psychological well being points,” Chris says.