About Us Sydney Bike Skills

Sydney Bike Skills was established by Lisa McHarg in 2010 to meet the increasing need for cycle skills training in schools, community groups and businesses. The sale of bicycles has now overtaken the sale of cars in Australia (AustCycle 2011). As a result, new bike owners need to be trained in how to ride and operate their bike skilfully and safely.

All Sydney Bike Skills instructors are Mountain Bike Australia accredited coaches or AustCycle teachers.

Sample of Commercial Operations to Date

  • Coached MTB skills at Pymble Ladies’ College for three years. This team placed first at the Jetblack NSW Schools Cross Country MTB Championships in 2014 and 2013.
  • Conducted over 60 MTB bike skills clinics (beginner and inter) since starting the business in 2010.
  • Conducted 100’s of on one on one mountain bike private sessions with individuals.
  • Lead regular monthly social rides with my Mountain Bike Adventure Meet-up group (non-commercial). This group has approximately 700 members at present and is growing.
  • Annual bike skills and bike safety programs at Mosman Prep School, Willoughby Public School, St Phillip Neri Catholic School (Northbridge), Narrabeen North Public School, Epping Public School, St John’s Catholic School (Narraweena), Roseville College.
  • Taught a series of bike skills clinics for Warringah Council, Pittwater Council, Manly Council, City of Ryde Council, Willoughby Council as part of Bike Week in 2011-2015.
  • I have also conducted cycling proficiency courses for staff at UTS, Macquarie University and Willoughby Council.
  • Conducted a recreational bike skills clinic for senior citizens as a part of Seniors Week for Pittwater Council.
  • Taught bike skills and bicycle confidence courses for AustCycle, as well as presented the AustCycle Level 1 TAP theoretical course.
  • Taught the level 1 MTBA course to trainee coaches on 3 occasions and ran a skills camp for them.

Please also see the bios of the other Sydney Bike Skills Coaches under the heading About Us, 'Instructors'.

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