Woman rides around low plastic cones on asphalt surface with three riders in the background in front of older wooden buildings.
Getting Launceston ready to ride this summer

MEDIA RELEASE: 11 January 2023

Bicycle Network and the Tamar Bicycle Users Group are teaming up to get more people back on their bikes for summer and fulfil those new year resolutions.

Free 90-minute skills sessions are being offered every second Sunday of the month with the next session on Sunday 15 January.

Bicycle Network’s Back on your Bike program operates state-wide and helps people develop riding skills like braking, riding slowly, using gears, turning and basic bike maintenance.

“We’ve teamed up with TBUG so people who do Back on your Bike have somewhere to go to keep practising their skills and meet other people who like to ride,” Bicycle Network spokesperson Alison Hetherington said.

“The sessions are designed for people who need more confidence to get riding more often so we welcome a wide range of skill levels.

“It doesn’t matter if you want to ride to get to work, to spend more time with your kids or just get more active, these sessions will help.

“Wherever possible we try to offer an easy group ride at the end of a session or at a later date, such as the TBUG Thursday Twilight rides, so people can try out their freshly honed skills.

“Taking part is as simple as registering at and turning up at the 2.30 pm session, meeting at the Inveresk car park.

“If you don’t have a bike yet, you can try out some of the models we have which include easy-riding step throughs and mountain bikes. We’ve also got spare helmets so all you need to bring is yourself.”