Amy’s Bike Skills

Amy’s Bike Skills is a FREE 4-week program designed to give you the skills and confidence to ride your bike more often.

Developed by the Amy Gillett Foundation and delivered by experienced female instructors from Wheel Women, Amy’s Bike Skills teaches safe cycling skills, navigation skills and basic bike maintenance skills.

The program is not suitable for complete beginners and participants are expected to already have some basic riding skills. The program will build on these skills and give you the confidence to ride more.

What you’ll learn

Over 4 weeks, you’ll learn how to:

  • Start, stop and corner safely
  • Change gears
  • Use signals
  • Ride on paths and quiet roads
  • Look after your bike and fix a flat tyre
  • Plan routes, and much more!

Every Amy’s Bike Skills participant receives a free showbag of goodies and a free drink in local cafe during every session.

What you’ll need

To join Amy’s Bike Skills, you’ll need to:

  • Commit to the full 4-week program
  • Own or have access to a bike and helmet
  • Read the program’s Terms and Conditions and complete a Participant Consent Form, or have parent/guardian permission if under 18
  • Be happy to complete quick surveys about your riding
  • Meet any specific program requirements (e.g. be female, be over 50 etc)

Amy’s Bike Skills programs are FREE but you must register in advance.  Details of upcoming programs are listed below.

Download the Terms and Conditions and Participant Consent Form 

All participants are required to read the Amy’s Bike Skills Terms & Conditions and return a completed Participant Consent Form. You can print, complete, scan and email the form back to us in advance, or bring it along to your first session and hand it to the instructors. For insurance reasons, participants will not be able to take part in Amy’s Bike Skills until we’ve received a completed form.

Download Terms and Conditions

Download Participant Consent Form

Got a question or need more info?

Contact us on (03) 8506 0675 or email info@amygillett.org.au


Upcoming Programs

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Over 50s Programs


 City of Yarra | Over 50s Women | Program 1

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When: 17 October to 14 November. Tuesdays, 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Note: 07 November is Melbourne Cup Day so a session won’t be run that day

Meeting Point: Capital City Trail bike path at the corner of Park Street and Nicolson Street, Carlton North (outside VeloCycles)

Specific Program Requirements: Participants must be:

  • Female
  • Aged 50 or over
  • Live or work in the City of Yarra

This program has been made possible by a City of Yarra Community Grant. Spaces are limited


 City of Yarra | Over 50s Women | Program 2

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When: 25 November to 16 December. Saturdays, 9:00am – 11:00am

Meeting Point: Capital City Trail bike path at the corner of Park Street and Nicolson Street, Carlton North (outside VeloCycles)

Specific Program Requirements: Participants must be:

  • Female
  • Aged 50 or over
  • Live or work in the City of Yarra

This program has been made possible by a City of Yarra Community Grant. Spaces are limited


 Geelong | Over 50s Women | Program 1

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When: 22 October to 12 November. Sundays, 9:00am – 11:00am

Meeting Point:  Promenade off Barrabool Road, Belmont (adjacent to Barwon Valley Fun Park)

Specific Program Requirements: Participants must be:

  • Female
  • Aged 50 or over
  • Live or work in Geelong or the surrounding area

This program has been made possible by a VicRoads Community Roads Safety Grant. Spaces are limited


 Geelong | Over 50s Women | Program 2

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When: 22 November to 13 December. Wednesdays, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Meeting Point: Belmont Criterium Track, Barwon Heads Road, Belmont

Specific Program Requirements: Participants must be:

  • Female
  • Aged 50 or over
  • Live or work in Geelong or the surrounding area

This program has been made possible by a VicRoads Community Roads Safety Grant. Spaces are limited


High School Programs


 Newcomb Secondary College | Program 1

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When: 18 October to 15 November. Wednesdays, 3:45pm – 5:45pm. Note: 25 October is Geelong Cup Day so a session won’t be run that day

Meeting Point: Newcomb Secondary College

Specific Program Requirements: Participants must be:

  • Female
  • A Year 10, 11 or 12 student at Newcomb Secondary College

This program has been made possible by a VicRoads Community Roads Safety Grant. Spaces are limited


 Newcomb Secondary College| Program 2

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When: 22 November to 13 December. Wednesdays, 3:45pm – 5:45pm

Meeting Point: Newcomb Secondary College

Specific Program Requirements: Participants must be:

  • Female
  • A Year 10, 11 or 12 student at Newcomb Secondary College

This program has been made possible by a VicRoads Community Roads Safety Grant. Spaces are limited

 

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