The Good Wheel Project is a collaboration between The Squeaky Wheel and not for profit social enterprise Good Cycles. The pilot program staged in February 2014 has been supported by the City of Melbourne and is delivered in partnership with refugee settlement agency AMES.

Over 8 sessions 13 people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds graduated from the program. They were provided with a bike in good working order, a helmet, a lock, reflectors and travel smart maps.

Participants also received instruction on basic bicycle maintenance, covering how to perform a bike check before riding, how to grease the chain, check the brakes, inflate tyres, remove a wheel and change a puncture.

They were assessed for their riding skills and ability, and took part in off road skills sessions to improve their balance, braking, riding one handed (for signalling), changing gears, slow riding, starting and stopping.

They also participated in 3 classroom sessions that outlined safe riding strategies, road rules, signage meanings, negotiating intersections, roundabouts, hook turns and guidelines for riding near trams.

Participants plotted a route for a ride on the travel smart map, and were guided on how to best plan a route for riding in the city. They also went on 3 rides of varying distances and complexity, building up to a long ride around the city. 

The group also underwent assessment with a quiz (passing with flying colours!) and all reported a significant improvement in their skills, knowledge and confidence after the program.

Big thanks to Kerry at the City of Melbourne, Dianne and Krishan at AMES, Sean at Knog, Kathryn at Nutcase and our gracious partners and hosts Luke, Loretta and the team at Good Cycles

Check out the video of the pilot project below.

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Participants also received instruction on basic bicycle maintenance, covering how to perform a bike check before riding, how to grease the chain, check the brakes, inflate tyres, remove a wheel and change a puncture.

They were assessed for their riding skills and ability, and took part in off road skills sessions to improve their balance, braking, riding one handed (for signalling), changing gears, slow riding, starting and stopping.

They also participated in 3 classroom sessions that outlined safe riding strategies, road rules, signage meanings, negotiating intersections, roundabouts, hook turns and guidelines for riding near trams.

Participants plotted a route for a ride on the travel smart map, and were guided on how to best plan a route for riding in the city. They also went on 3 rides of varying distances and complexity, building up to a long ride around the city. 

The group also underwent assessment with a quiz (passing with flying colours!) and all reported a significant improvement in their skills, knowledge and confidence after the program.

Big thanks to Kerry at the City of Melbourne, Dianne and Krishan at AMES, Sean at Knog, Kathryn at Nutcase and our gracious partners and hosts Luke, Loretta and the team at Good Cycles

Check out the video of the pilot project below.

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Participants also received instruction on basic bicycle maintenance, covering how to perform a bike check before riding, how to grease the chain, check the brakes, inflate tyres, remove a wheel and change a puncture.

They were assessed for their riding skills and ability, and took part in off road skills sessions to improve their balance, braking, riding one handed (for signalling), changing gears, slow riding, starting and stopping.

They also participated in 3 classroom sessions that outlined safe riding strategies, road rules, signage meanings, negotiating intersections, roundabouts, hook turns and guidelines for riding near trams.

Participants plotted a route for a ride on the travel smart map, and were guided on how to best plan a route for riding in the city. They also went on 3 rides of varying distances and complexity, building up to a long ride around the city. 

The group also underwent assessment with a quiz (passing with flying colours!) and all reported a significant improvement in their skills, knowledge and confidence after the program.

Big thanks to Kerry at the City of Melbourne, Dianne and Krishan at AMES, Sean at Knog, Kathryn at Nutcase and our gracious partners and hosts Luke, Loretta and the team at Good Cycles

Check out the video of the pilot project below.

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