Get up to speed with an e-bike workshop
A new Top of the South coaching programme has just kicked off in response to a rapid increase in the popularity of electric bikes.
‘Charge On’, a programme designed by the team behind Wheel Woman and Krankin’ Kids bike coaching, and supported by Council, encourages e-bikers to upskill and learn more about safety.
Council’s RideOn Coordinator, Sandy Large, said the programme caters for all levels, from new to experienced riders.
“New riders learn bike set up tips, body positioning and balance, before exploring the best techniques for braking and cornering. More advanced sessions focus on gear use, narrow trail riding and climbing and descending with confidence. While participants learn a lot about handling their bike on the road, the programme can also help to bridge the gap between trail and mountain bike riding,” Sandy said.
“E-biking has really taken off and it’s great to see more people choosing to hop on the bike instead of jumping in the car. In recognition of this Council has partnered with Charge On and offers a discount for the programme in an effort to see a safer entry into e-bike riding.”
Where: Wither Hills Farm Park
When: Sunday 27 November - two courses at either 10.00 am to 12.00 pm or 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Cost: Normally $95 but with the Council discount code BCOUNCIL22 it is $45.
Book your spot or find out more on the Charge On website:
Go to the Charge On website
Council also runs a RideOn cycle skills programme for schools where students learn the benefits of cycling, how to ride with confidence and road cycle safety. RideOn is aligned with BikeReady - the national cycle skills education programme.