Ecoversity Cycling Skills Program
Our Program is designed to help novice cyclists get back on their bike and provides opportunities for experienced riders to impart their wisdom onto a new cohort of cyclists.
Riding a bike to Uni can save you hundreds of dollars in parking and fuel costs, it helps keep you healthy, it's often faster than taking public transport and as a zero emission transport, it's good for the environment. But many people choose not to cycle because they don't know where to buy a bike, how to fix a bike or even how to confidently ride a bike in the city.
Our Cycling Skills Program is designed to fix that, with a swag of free activities and bike gear to encourage staff and students to ride to campus.
The program includes:
- Bike maintenance
- SAPOL bike engraving (to help track it down if it gets stolen)
- Cycle Safety Sessions presented by Bike SA
- Breakfast events for cyclists (such as Ride to Uni Day)
The 2017 Program incorporated 8 events with hundreds of staff and students. 37 bikes were engraved, 64 bikes benefited from bike maintenance and 123 people attended Cycle Safety Sessions.
Prizes at Ride to Uni Day
Read more about end-of-trip facilities on campus.
Cycling In Traffic Safety Tips
- Be alert always
- Wear bright colored clothing
- Use bike lights - particularly at dusk/dawn/evenings
- Stick to bike lanes or on the left side of the road
- Cycle predictably and indicate your intentions clearly
- Make eye contact with other road users
- Watch parked cars from behind and look for opening doors