Bicycle Network: Volunteers
Frank and Simon the bike doctors
"We took bikes out of cages, fixed them, and put them back in!" - Simon, Ride2School volunteer
During the last few weeks of term two, Ride2School Volunteers were out in full force conducting bike checks to gear up students for the school holidays.
With the help of volunteer Frank and staff from Goldcross Cycles in Moonee Ponds, five schools including Brunswick South-West Primary, Ascot Vale Primary, Moonee Ponds Central Primary and St. Mary's Primary all received 90 minutes of bike and scooter maintenance.
Volunteer Simon and staff at Velocycles assisted Merri Creek Primary School where as Simon says "We took bikes out of cages, fixed them, and put them back in!"
Simon also noted that the "most common problem were the brakes, which is the number one most important part to fix."
Thanks to their help students can now ride their bikes during the school holidays. Students and schools were very grateful for the spot checks and since the uptake from schools, volunteers and bike shops was so successful, more checks are scheduled for term three.
If you would like to become a bike doctor and help at schools, let us know by registering as a volunteer.
Frank and staff from Goldcross Cycles - Moonee Ponds at Moonee Ponds Central Primary School