Ten tips to build confidence on a bike
Like the idea of cycling but feeling a little wary? Try these expert tips to help get you going with confidence.
As Melburnians ease back into the city for work and play, new pop-up bike lanes are set to smooth the way for two-wheeled transport. And a new program, Let’s Ride Melbourne, is ready to inspire commuters to get on their bikes.
Developed by RACV and the Melbourne, Port Phillip and Yarra city councils, the program brings together riding-specific advice, newsletters, route-planning and workshops for those who like the idea of cycling, but need a little bit of encouragement to make it a regular part of their routine.
A key part of the program will be a series of bike skills workshops designed to boost riding confidence. Running at inner-city locations in March, the workshops will be hosted by experts from social enterprise bike shop Good Cycles. We asked their lead trainer, Donovan Roberts, to share his tips for building confidence on your bike.