WeCycle – community and bicycles in Darebin: Val and Faith are joined in the studio this morning by Gayle Ilievski of WeCycle. We all share our bicycle moments before taking a look at news including the Giro d’Italia, Chad Haga’s ‘oversimplified’ summaries of the Giro on twitter and the Melbourne Water pipeworks detour affecting commuters on the Edingburgh Gardens shared path.
We also mention the 3CR Community Radio Radiothon coming up in a few weeks. Its not too early to donate and contribute your share, no matter how small, to keeping 3CR and the Yarra BUG Radio Show on the air for another year. If you enjoy listening to the show or sharing your story on the show, please donate now, every little bit helps!
Gayle tells us all about WeCycle, based in Batman Park in Darebin, and the community that has built up around it. Set up to provide refurbished unwanted bicycles to refugees and others in the community who need them, WeCycle is now at the heart of a lively community of volounteers sharing their love of bicycles. Everyone is welcome to pop down on Saturdays and join in, or ndeed to buy a cheap and accesible bike for themselves.
We finish with an event coming up this Friday in Maribyrnong: Bikes and Beers – a chat about bike infrastructure in Maribyrnong.