A collaboration between Bicycle Garden and Newtown’s The Bike Shed, Pedal Power is a workshop held on the first Tuesday of each month. On the night, the team get together and work exclusively on bikes to be repaired for asylum seekers.
AFTRS FM spoke to volunteer, Mischa Vickas, this morning about this event and he told us that it was important that people who are new to Sydney had a way of getting around that was not too expensive. “Basically we find if they are new to the city, it could be hard to get around we all now how expensive even Public transport is be here, so even just having a bike to get around and do the shopping even do things like go to job interviews, can be really important for people who have just arrived”, Vickas said.
Every week, Bicycle Garden holds weekly free workshops 6pm-9pm on a Thursday evening. These nights are held down at Sydney Park Cycling Centre and everyone is welcome. You can bring your bike along and learn how to repair your bike from the volunteers.
Tonight’s workshop, Pedal Power is also open to everyone and even if you have never worked on a bike before, there will be people there who can teach you on a donated bike.
Every second Tuesday of the month, Bicycle Garden have an event called Chain Lynx which is a workshop specifically for women and non-binary people.
The Bike Shed in Newtown have a weekly workshop on Saturday from 11am-2pm at the Newtown Anglican Church.
Head to the Bicycle Garden and The Bike Shed facebook page to keep up to date on what’s going on with this incredible group.
TONIGHT’S EVENT DETAILS
Sydney Park Cycle Training Centre
410 Sydney Park Road
St Peters, Sydney