Wednesday 16th of January 2013
Did you know that the average person will lose 6kg in their first year riding to work? If your goal is to get fitter, slimmer and richer in 2013, why not come along to one of our CycleWise community courses or book a private session with one of our instructors and start commuting by bike.
Saturday 12th January 2013
Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2013. Bikes@Work is already helping lots of people keep their new year resolutions with a spike in Learn2Ride enrolments. No matter your age, fitness level or sporting ability...our experienced and fully accredited AustCycle teachers can help you learn new bike skills and gain confidence on 2 wheels. Call us today!
Wednesday 19th of September 2012
With a Bikes@Work baby due any day now, we may not be quite as responsive with your enquiries about individual lessons, workplace training and new community courses! Weekends in October and November are almost fully booked with CycleWise Community courses but there's still availability for training during the week. See our Training page, and scroll down, for more info about upcoming courses in your area. You can also visit us on Facebook....don't forget to "like" us while you're there!
Wednesday 5th September 2012
Things may have been quiet on the website during the winter months, but there's been plenty happening at Bikes@Work. We have two new AustCycle teachers, Richard and Georgie, on board, and heaps of training courses booked in for the Spring and Summer. Hopefully the sun will keep shining and the wind settle down a bit! See the Training page, and scroll down, for more info about upcoming courses in your area.
Wednesday 30th of May 2012
It's the penultimate day of Autumn and that winter chill is most certainly the air. Pull on the scarf and gloves and make it your mission to ride through the winter this year. Demand for training definitely hasn't slowed yet, with 3 community courses already confirmed for June and July. You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date as new courses are announced. Hopefully I'll get time in the next month or two to plan a redesign of this website too!
Sunday 8th April 2012
Happy Easter! Hope you are all enjoying this superb autumn weather...and getting plenty of riding in. Bikes@Work has been busy running defensive cycling, skills and confidence workshops for staff at Darebin and Yarra Councils. Our new CycleWise Skills session has been a hit in Darebin and we are also looking to run one in Nunawading in the next couple of months. For more info about the CycleWise Skills bridging course, and other upcoming courses, see our training page or visit us on Facebook!
Wednesday 26th of January 2012
Happy Year of the Dragon! Rosy is heading to the northern hemisphere tomorrow for a whole month! I'm sure to miss riding my bike but hopefully will be able to get plenty of skiing and walking in! Adeo will continue to deliver cycle training throughout February and if you send an email, our admin officer will respond within a few days.
Wednesday 11th January 2012
Belated Happy New Year everyone! Hope you have some new years resolutions to ride more... it's an easy and fun way to tick off the "fit and healthy lifestyle" resolution. Cycle training is HOT in Boroondara (Camberwell) this month with 2 booked out courses on the 21st and 22nd and more planned for February! Bikes@Work can also now offer Learn2Ride and individual lessons at Camberwell Sports Ground. See our training page for more info about upcoming courses.
Thursday 15th December 2011
It's been a super busy spring for Bikes@Work with lots of Learn2Ride, community and workplace cycling courses. We have a new instructor on board so if you're an adult beginner, would like to gain confidence and control on two wheels or would like to offer cycle confidence training at your workplace or to your community, give us a call!
Wednesday 5th October 2011
Bikes@Work became a licensed AustCycle provider in September, so now all our bicycle training courses are nationally accredited by the Australian Sports Commission. We still offer the same unique, high-quality, tailored training programs with a focus on confident, safe and enjoyable urban bicycle riding.
Sunday 25th September 2011
After a nice, relaxing winter break, Bikes@Work is back into full swing this spring running bicycle education programs each week for workplaces and local council. Cadel Evan's sponsor, RealEstate.com, have run a series of seminars and practical training sessions for staff throughout September. For the latest on what's coming up in the community, visit the Bikes@Work facebook page and check under "events".
Wednesday 31st August 2011
Just returned from the beautifully green south-west corner of the state where Bikes@Work delivered workshops about "Creating Cycle-friendly Workplaces" for Western District Health Service - Transport Connections program. They were attended by a wide range of employees representing mining, ports, engineering industries, community health, state government, aboriginal services, hospitals, primary care partnership and more.
Friday 17th June 2011
Rosy Strong and Bikes@Work were featured in The Sunday Age last weekend. To read about sustainable transport and the benefits of riding to work go to http://michaelbgreen.com.au/commuting-by-bike
Friday 27th May 2011
Time to get excited about the O'Hea BikeTown project in Coburg...Tomorrow is bike assembly day and 500 people will gather in North Coburg Primary School to put together their bikes and ride off into the sunset! Bikes@Work will offer a special workshop for participants who wish to brush up their skills and build confidence riding in traffic.
Wednesday 18th May 2011
Keep an eye out for the spunky new Darebin CycleWise postcards in shops and cafes along High St and in various bikes shops in the Inner North. The next CycleWise course in Northcote (and last one until spring) is on Sunday 5th of June 10am-3pm. Contact us for more info or call Jika Jika on 9482 5100 to book your spot.
Sunday 10th April 2011
This autumn in Melbourne has been non-stop cycle training for Bikes@Work and what superb riding weather! Upcoming courses in Northcote, Camberwell, Nunawading and Frankston, Contact us now for more info.
Thursday 10th March 2011
It's Active Transport Month in Moreland - so if you live in Moreland and want to find out how you can reduce your carbon footprint by walking, cycling or catching public transport, it's time to get involved in the Zero Carbon Moreland project.
Wednesday 9th March 2011
Bikes@Work is running several community cycle training courses this autumn. Brush off the cobwebs and brush up your skills with a 5 hour practical course in Northcote, Camberwell, Nunawading or Brunswick. Click here for more info or register your interest now.
Bikes@Work is a Melbourne-based business helping to promote health and sustainability through active transport initiatives.
Active transport (such as walking and cycling) has an important role to play in reducing transport costs, congestion, air pollution, promoting health and enhancing the safety and livability of our cities.
Investment in cycling has been shown to be good for the bottom line. The UK Traffic Advisory Unit found that organisations that implemented cycling strategies received a return of between $1.33 and $6.50 for each $1 spent in cycle promotion, due to increased productivity.1
Walking and cycling promotion at the workplace also means:
- A healthier, more productive workforce with lower levels of absenteeism
- Less space required for parking
- Less frustration and time wasted in traffic jams
- A smaller carbon footprint and a great start towards a carbon neutral workplace!
Why Choose Bikes@Work?
Bikes@Work specialises in active transport consultancy to workplaces. We understand the needs and concerns of employers and follow an evidence-based, risk management approach in all our interventions.
Bikes@Work also appreciates that your time is precious. We can oversee the project from start to end, ensure the project is delivered within the desired timeframe and let your staff concentrate on what they do best.
1 SHAYLER, M. ET.AL (1993) BIKES NOT FUMES: THE EMISSION AND HEALTH BENEFITS OF A MODAL SHIFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLES TO CYCLING. CYCLIST'S TOURING CLUB, SURREY