Monash Bicycle Users Group

Monash Bicycle Users Group

If you're interested in cycling, you can join the Monash Bicycle Users Group (BUG).

It's a great way to meet other riders and find out about the best paths and trails. The group also gives a voice to cyclists, who together can advocate to Council and other bodies for improvements to the local bike network.

The group was formed in March 2015.

Haydn Chapman, of Glen Waverley, and Bob Bredin, of Wheelers Hill, joined the group to share riding experiences with other cyclists and to share their views with Council on how local bike paths can be improved.

Haydn is in training for the 24 hour solo Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships and regularly clocks up around 300kms each week. Bob
took up riding again after retiring from work and puts in around 100kms a week riding with friends.

“I joined the group because I was keen to ride with other riders, hear about their experiences and enjoy the social interaction,” Bob said.

“The group also gives us great access to talk to Council staff about any issues we come across,” he said. “I find that when we report hazards or areas of concern, they are looked at quickly and rectified.”

While Council has increased funding for bike path upgrades over the past 18 months, Haydn would like Council to make further increases, so more people feel comfortable and safe riding around Monash.

For more information about the group, please call Chris McEwan, Active Communities Officer, on 9518 3527 or email ChrisM@monash.vic.gov.au.

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Last updated: 17 August 2016