The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House are really pleased to be delivering a VicRoads Grant through their Community Road Safety Grants - Safer Cyclists Intervention.

The project is called: “Barkly Square - a hub of safe cycling in Ballarat East” and includes development of an Active Travel plan for Barkly Square and was originally planned to be launched and celebrated on 2021 National Ride to Work Day. However, due to lockdowns, the majority of this project has been postponed to resume in March 2022.

By raising awareness within the groups and hundreds of people who (usually) visit the site weekly, this project aims to amplify the safer cyclist message community-wide.

pexels rehook bike 10263879 smallBicycle Maintenance Workshop - Saturday 4 June 2022

Run in partnership with the Ballarat Tool Library and Recranked, this free workshop was delivered with support from the VicRoads Community Road Safety Grants. There was lots to learn and free hot drink vouchers for everyone who registered and came along. At this Basic Bicycle Maintenance Workshop, the team from Recranked showed participants how to adjust their brakes, repair punctures and other basic bicycle maintenance skills. 

Photo by Rehook Bike.

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The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House ran a remote Ride2Work Day activity on National Ride to Work Day 2021 - Wednesday 10 November 2021.

Ballarat locals were invited to email a photo of themselves with their bike to receive a large coffee voucher to the awesome A Pot of Courage cafe at Barkly Square, Ballarat East!

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Congratulations to David who is one of 20 people who received a voucher for a large hot drink at the amazing A Pot of Courage cafe at Barkly Square (next time he is back in Ballarat) for sharing a photo of himself with his bike. David says, "Although I'm from Ballarat, I live in Central Australia at the moment. This photo is from last month's Great Cycle Challenge on my 23km commute to work. It's taken near Honeymoon Gap on the way to Alice Springs, clocking up 923km for the month, mostly commuting. I've dialled it back a bit and now ride the shorter route to work - 16km each way - about 3 or 4 days per week (+ lots of mountain biking)." Thanks for sharing David! We hope you enjoyed National Ride2Work Day.