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Learn to Ride From Scratch: Tutors Wanted

Posted in Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on October 7th, 2009

Source: Friends of the Earth Melbourne

Image: BikePortland via flickr CC

The Jika Jika Community Centre (in Northcote) runs a program called ‘Learn to Ride from Scratch’, in which trained volunteers teach absolute beginners of all ages (usually adults) the basics of riding a bike. The program is currently looking for new tutors.

Tutors from the program recommend it very highly – “Watching someone pedal for the first time is an incredibly exciting feeling, and is a very practical way to share the love of bike riding with people who otherwise might not experience it. So far my students have ranged from people in their late teens/early twenties, to women in their 60s’.

Each learner receives 3 separate one-on-one sessions with a volunteer tutor. Tutors let Jika Jika know when they are available, and Jika Jika then pairs them with students accordingly.  Volunteers will receive training in the program’s teaching method.  If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Max Sargeant on 9482 5100 or email max

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