Before you start
- Manually pump the hand brakes to be sure they are taut.
- Look at the tires to make sure they aren’t damaged.
Wear a helmet
- In New South Wales, wearing a helmet is required by law. Wear a helmet while riding and reflective clothing/accessories at night.
- Go slowly at the start while you’re getting used to the accelerator and brakes.
- Ride only where legally permitted.
- Follow the road rules relating to red lights, stop signs and other road signs.
- Ride the road or bicycle lane (if there is one), not the footpath. In New South Wales, riders aged over 16 must ride on the road, and keep left.
- Abide by all traffic laws and speed limits.
- Be aware of cars, pedestrians and fellow riders. It’s all about mutual respect on the roads!
- Be especially careful at pedestrian crossings and intersections.
Stay off the beach
- Definitely don’t ride on the beach. Salt and electrics don’t mix (we’ll charge a $50 minimum service fee if you can’t resist the temptation).
Where to park
- Avoid parking in front of pedestrian walkways, driveways, fire hydrants and service ramps.
- Park properly, preferably between trees or in designated bike parking areas.