Thur 18 Oct: Darebin BUG
Meeting – 7.30m at the Fairfield Alphington RSL -opposite Platform 1 of Fairfield
Station. Don’t miss this excellent
presentation - Cutting cycling funding is economic
Jan Garrard will provide a convincing case for
investing in cycling infrastructure and programs aimed to
increase cycling. She will show how the Netherlands has
achieved high rates of cycling for transport, particularly
for people in Australia's "missing cycling
cohorts" - women, children and older
Dr Jan Garrard is a Senior Lecturer in the School of
Health and Social Development, Deakin University. She
recently presented a similar talk at the Metropolitan
Transport Forum to Councillors and staff from around
Melbourne. To find out more about Jan Garrard and read some
of her recent articles please visit this link http://theconversation.edu.au/profiles/jan-garrard-2935
Darebin Ride 2 Work Day – Community Breakfsts:
7am – 9am. Wednesday 17 October 2012. Looking for volunteers to help out
on Ride to Work Day Wed 17 October between 7 and 9 (set up
from 6 am) corner of St Georges Rd and Merri Parade, next to
the Merri Creek. Chat with people about cycling, maybe help
Darebin City Council to gather some simple data, and of
course enjoy the day.
There will be free fresh coffee and tea, smoothies,
breakfast treats from Loafer bakery, and bike checks from
Human Powered Cycles, plus live music to keep things lively.
Last year was lots of fun.
There's more info on the Darebin Council website: http://www.darebin.vic.gov.au/cycling-
including the sites of 5 other Ride to Work Day Breakfasts
that will be held in Darebin this year. It's a bumper year
for a Ride to Work day breakfast tour.
Bupa Around the Bay in Day2012 – is next
Sunday 21 Oct 2012.It is Australia's largest mass
participation bike ride and this is the 20th year it has
been held. It has five ride distances to suit all riders.
Fundraising is for The Smith Family. So now is as good as
ever to start training for 2013 if you have ever dreamt of
Cycling in Melbourne Survey
This survey is about your cycling travel and
particularly about how you perceive different types of
cycling facilities such as shared paths, cycleways and
on-road bicycle lanes. The information you provide in this
survey will be used by VicRoads to inform the development of
policies and guidelines and ultimately target investment
towards areas that will make cycling a safer, more
comfortable and enjoyable experience. Click here to complete
Dooring Fines. The State Government has more than doubled the fined
for doorings following a campaign by riders for action to
curtail the rise in such crashes, and the serious injuries
and deaths which can result.
The minimum fine has been increased to 2.5 penalty
units, or $352. If properly publicised, this new higher fine
will lead to greater caution on the behalf of drivers
entering and leaving vehicles. Court imposed penalties have
doubled to a maximum of ten penalty units, an increase
Bicycle Network Victoria had called for doubling of
both on-the-spot and court penalties in its submission to
the Parliamentary Inquiry into dooring in May this year.
More on the story here. (from
Bicycle Network Victoria)
Darebin BUG memberships for 2013 and beyond are still
being accepted – and it’s easier than ever to join or
renew your membership.
electronic payment or direct deposit, including your name in
Thanks to those that have renewed their memberships
recently. Your membership card is in the mail.
AGENDA for General Meeting 18
Arising from previous minutes (7.40.)
month is your chance to hear
Up Date and Hazard Report items (8.30 -
Reports and Upcoming Rides (8.40 - Michael and others)
Up Date (8.55 - Lee)
Merchandise Up Date (9.00)
Progressive Lunch Ride Flyer
Business (9.05 - All)
Meeting closes at
18 October, 15
November. General Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the
month. Mark your diary now, future 2012 dates are:
November. All welcome.
COM meeting dates:1 November. Committee of
Management meetings are held on the first Thursday of each
Fairfield Alphington RSL, 7 Railway Place, Fairfield (south
side of the train station). Future 2012 dates are: 1
November. All welcome.
Fairfield Alphington RSL
is across the road
from the Fairfield railway station (south side). There are a
number of bike hoops at the station, and two outside Bean
Counter two doors away (cnr Gillies St and Railway Place).
Although there is nothing to lock your bike to, management
are happy with bikes being parked on the forecourt.
Darebin BUG Progressive
Come one, Come all.
get-together doing what cyclists like most – Eating
and Riding. Each course, Entrée, Main Course, or
Dessert, will be served at a different house.
Entrée: will be at a house in
Main Course: will be at a house in
Dessert: will be at a house in Brunswick
*Host contact details will be provided after you
Time: Bike Riders meet at Jika Jika
Community Centre at 9.45am for 10:00am departure. Approx
Eating at Venue: Entrée - 10:45am, Main Course - 12:30pm and
Dessert - 3:00pm. --These are approximate
The Food: This is the chance to show your culinary
expertise!!! Select a course, and bring enough of your
favourite dish/dishes to feed 3 to 4 times the number of
people you are bringing.
Transporting Your Delectable Delicacy:
You can carry it
with you on the day or make arrangements with the
appropriate host to drop it off before hand, e.g. previous
day, before the ride starts.
Please bring: Bring your own plate, cup, bowl, cutlery and tea
towel. The host house will provide a sink full of soapy
water to for washing up, so you are ready for the next
course. We also ask that you bring your own drink. Our
dessert host has a pool and spa, so pack your swimming togs
and towel too.
Essential to book, using the form below by Friday
9th of November 2012.
$6 per adult is to make the event a small fundraiser
for the BUG.
Please register (and all inquiries) to
Michael Hansford by
Friday 9th of November 2012:
Darebin Bug Progressive Lunch:
Sunday 18th November 2012 – Fill out form
and send with payment by Friday 9th November to:
Darebin BUG, PO Box 362, Northcote
Amount paid with this form ($6 per adult)
$____________ (cheques payable to Darebin BUG)
I’ll be making
which is a
I’m happy to assist the host at the