Broady Bikes – Opportunities for youth in Broadmeadows: Faith and Val are joined in the studio today by Nick Richardson, from Banksia Gardens Community Services to tell us all about Broady Bikes. First we all share our bike moments. and Val’s leads us nicely into our first item of news about the very succesful E-bike Expo held by Bicycle Network last week.

We also mention the three consultations in Merri-bek at the moment, of interest to anyone who lives, works or plays and rides through there; Harding St Bridge, O’Hea St Bike Lane Extension and Victoria Streets For People  Brunswick. Make sure you take a look!

Coming up this weekend is a day for focussing on active transport in Moonee Valley Walk.Ride.Moonee Valley hosted by Moonee BUG and Moonee Valley Sustainability.

+ Towards Better Streets – panel and Q&A
+ Info on infrastructure for cycling and walking
+ Bike repairs advice
+ Explore e-bikes and cargo bikes
+ Join Moonee BUG for a group ride

Meet your neighbours and people from Better Streets campaign, Streets Alive, your local Bicycle Users Group (MooneeBUG), local businesses and MVS’s Active Transport Collective.

Nick tells us all about the Broady Bikes initiative at Banksia Gardens, set up to give disadvantaged youth an opportunity to practice the sorts of skills that enable holding down a job while learning how to work on and fix bicycles. Providing broader as well as mechanical skills the program also provides engagement with education services and the wider community. Repaired bicycles are sold or provided to people in the local community that can use them. 

If you have a good quality bicycle to donate then please contact Nick on 0418436269  or at Unfortunately, many cheaper bicycles from stores such as KMART etc cannot be repaired and are not suitable for donation.