Getting around on a bike

Cycling is booming in Australia — not just for recreation but for transport.
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  • Updated:29 Feb 2008

05.Useful links

State cycling organisations

These are member-run organisations that organise events, advocate for better bike facilities, give advice about riding and help find local user groups, build skills, some groups will insure you against bike theft and accidents.

Riding to work and school

Maps for cyclists, printed and online

Check with your local bike store, council, and planning or roads authority. Here’s a taste of what’s out there:

Routes recommended by local cyclists

Use these sites to find a route recommended by locals, and possibly even a ride buddy!

Roadside assistance

In case of accident, mechanical problem, or puncture. Ask motoring associations in your state whether they offer roadside assistance for bikes.

For $22/yr ($30 for a family) RACV promises to fix your bike, or taxi you and your bicycle to your destination. The service is included if you are already a ‘Total Care’ member.

Phone 13 72 28

Recycle your old bicycle

Check out the links page at for leads on who might want your old bike – there are community groups who’ll recycle it, refurbish it or donate it.


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