The BIKE SHED features in “The Conscious Consumer” on YouTube by the City of Mitcham. What fun!!! (Note: this feature jump starts at 4:13 minutes and finishes at 5:17.)
On Monday mornings from 9.30am to 12noon, a group of retired blokes get together and enjoy each other’s company, fellowship and to do something for the community.
- We provide safe and roadworthy bikes to refugees and disadvantaged people.
- We recycle old and discarded bikes that anyone can come and buy, knowing they have a good bike and are supporting refugees, First Nations People and disadvantaged people.
- And we run workshops at local primary schools and in the Mitcham Council area, showing people how to maintain, adjust and care for their bikes.
Projects so far have included renovating furniture for refugees, refurbishing wheelchairs and walking frames, and renovating bikes for the needy.
Primary activities including providing safe and roadworthy bikes to disadvantaged people, including refugees and First Nations People, but also to the local public. The blokes at The Shed also recycle any old and discarded bikes to help raise funds to purchase materials needed to repair bikes.
In the past, The BIKE SHED has run workshops at local primary schools, showing students how to maintain, adjust and care for their bikes to get maximum safety and reliability from them. They have also sent bicycles to the APY lands, preparing them specifically for the harsh conditions and unsealed roads up there. They hope this will become more regular in the near future.
All blokes are welcome at The BIKE SHED, as are any donations of old or unwanted “wheeled” items, and financial assistance to help keep The BIKE SHED doing great work. The blokes also love a good cuppa and cake too!
If you would like further information just show up or contact:
- Blackwood Community Classes Coordinator: Peta Workman
- Telephone: 8278 7699 or
- Email: email@example.com