Melbourne Polytechnic Community



Free 1-Hour Defensive Cycling in Traffic Workshop

Date: 15 SEP 2015

Venue: Melbourne Polytechnic (Preston), Building F, Elaine Forde Lecture Theatre, PF104

Time: 12noon – 1pm.

Details: This 1 hour interactive presentation provides tips on safe urban cycling, and covers the fundamentals of riding behaviour including communication and road positioning. Designed to promote safe & responsible cycling for those who regularly ride in traffic.

Presentation outline:

  • Introduction
  • Preparation for riding (safety checks, route planning)
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Defensive riding techniques
  • Road rules for cyclists
  • Penalties for cyclists & drivers
  • Hazard avoidance
  • Anticipating dangers
  • Q&A

Darebin City Council Transport Management Bike Workshops

For just $10 you can learn the basics to get on your bike and keep moving forward. 

Darebin Council runs several interactive biking workshops ranging from DIY Bike Maintenance, Commuting by Bike 101 and Practical Bike Handling workshops . More information can be found here.

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