Lessons

Never ridden a bike?

Haven’t ridden in a few years?

Like to brave the road?

You ride well on the road, but help from a top Instructor is always welcome

There’s a class to suit all standard of riders. Choose from private or group lessons. 


 Lessons (open to members and non-members)

Group Lessons in a car-free zonePrivate and Group Lessons are usually held in Elwood / St Kilda and may be scheduled on weekdays or the weekend at a mutually arranged time with the instructor and client.

Private Lessons are for any level of cycling from, those who have never ridden or those wishing to brush up on their cycling skills. Private lessons run for 60 mins and cost $80.(GST inc)

LBOYB supplies a bike, helmet and gloves for cycling lessons at no extra cost.

WE’LL LET YOU BORROW IT TOO, AT NO EXTRA CHARGE IF YOU ARE HAVING A FOLLOW UP LESSON WITHIN THE WEEK.

Private lessons are not listed on the calendar as these are arranged to mutually suit the instructor and cyclist.

Group Lessons are designed to build cycling skills and rider confidence.  They comprise of up to three ladies and one instructor.  Group lessons run for 1.5 hours and cost $50 (GST inc) per cyclist.

Group lessons are listed on the rides/events calendar as they are open to members (no cost) as well as non members

Following the private lesson

if  you wish you may join Ladies Back On Your Bike, you will be assigned to a group suitable for you to cycle with, such that you will not be intimidated nor bored.  The annual membership is $130 per year.(GST inc)

Category Session Where Progress to
Never ridden before One hour private lesson, cost $80 Secure off road area, usually in Elwood / St Kilda Cycling on bike paths.

If you join LBOYB, you can ride in our regular Path Rides, including and not limited to: Dandenong Creek, Anniversary Trail, Gardiner’s Creek, Yarra Trail, Mullum Mullum Trail, East Link trail, Federation Trail, Moonee Ponds Creek trail, Merri Creek Trail,  Darebin Creek Trail, Marinyning Creek Trail, Wetlands and of course the glorious Bay Trail we are based on.

Childhood Riders (those who haven’t ridden for 20-30 years) Group Lesson (ratio 3 : 1 instructor) 1.5 hours = $50

or

One hour Private Lesson = $80

Secure off road area, usually in Elwood / St Kilda, but possible elsewhere by arrangement. Cycling on bike paths.

If you join LBOYB, you can ride in our regular Path Rides, including and not limited to: Dandenong Creek, Anniversary Trail, Gardiner’s Creek, Yarra Trail, Mullum Mullum Trail, East Link trail, Federation Trail, Moonee Ponds Creek trail, Merri Creek Trail,  Darebin Creek Trail, Marinyning Creek Trail, Wetlands and of course the glorious Bay Trail we are based on.

Recent riders (those who haven’t ridden for a few years) Group Lesson (ratio 3 : 1 instructor) 1.5 hours = $50 or One hour Private Lesson = $80 Secure off road area. Usually in Elwood / St Kilda, but possible elsewhere by arrangement. Cycling on bike paths.

If you join LBOYB, you can ride in our regular Path Rides, including and not limited to: Dandenong Creek, Anniversary Trail, Gardiner’s Creek, Yarra Trail, Mullum Mullum Trail, East Link trail, Federation Trail, Moonee Ponds Creek trail, Merri Creek Trail,  Darebin Creek Trail, Marinyning Creek Trail, Wetlands and of course the glorious Bay Trail we are based on.

and
Path 2 Road

Ready to move from the cycle path to the road  Join the Path 2 Road sessions. P2R is currently in progress, with fortnightly sessions and optional weekends away. Next intake is February 3rd 2019 for 8 consecutive weekends.  Contact Admin for further details. Each session has a component in a safe off road area, learning skills, then a portion on the road in a small supervised group. Cycle in our Road rides, see the calendar for events and rides. 

Weekend, overnight and  overseas trips
Plus various charity rides in Melbourne or elsewhere e.g. MS ride, Conquer cancer ride, Great Vic Bike Ride (GVBR), GQR, GTR, Around The Bay (ATB)   and the LBOYB  Challenge Event.

 

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Group Rides (members only):

On joining LBOYB, each cyclist is allocated to a group based on her cycle skill level and endurance so as not to be either bored nor intimidated.  She then will be able to enjoy social, as well as organised bike rides with women of similar riding standard.

In this way, you will not only make progress with your cycling skills but meet other incredible women along the way.

LBOYB therefore, through the standards/levels, caters for group rides for both the confident rider and the non confident rider.

1. Road rides

  • We provide road riding in 3 distinct levels, based on pace and skill level
  • Vary from 2 hours to 8 hours, depending on the level of the group and assumed endurance within the specified group.
  • Occasionally the road rides, may include lunch-cafe or picnic style.  They pretty well always include a cuppa at the end or during the ride, depending on the group.
  • Cycle on roads in and around Melbourne and in country Victoria
  • Are of  4-16 women of similar standard (3 standards)
  • If car transport is offered in either of the 2 LBOYB vehicles, to get to and from the start of the ride (eg., for country day trips) this would include for ladies and their bike with back up support included as well, especially for rides of longer duration or distance from Melbourne.
  • Are conducted and led by either a LBOYB leader otherwise on a social basis by a  LBOYB member.
  • Meeting points vary according to the ride route, although the Brighton Bathing Boxes carpark, is the ‘home’ location.
  • If LBOYB leader led, the cost is $20 or $35 depending on duration and transportation.
  • Rides arranged and led by a member are free.
  • Special events, overnight trips, weekends away and overseas cycling trips are also offered to our members.

 

2. Path Rides:

  • We provide path riding in 5 distinct levels, based on pace and skill level
  • Vary from 2 hours to 8 hours, depending on the level of the group and assumed endurance within the specified group.
  • Often path rides, may include lunch-cafe or picnic style.  They  always include a cuppa at the end or during the ride, depending on the group.
  • Are of  4-12 women of similar standard (5 standards)
  • If car transport is offered in either of the 2 LBOYB vehicles, to get to and from the start of the ride (eg across to Darebin Trail) this would include for ladies and their bike, often with back up support included as well, especially for rides of longer duration or a less confident ride group.
  • Are conducted and led by either a LBOYB leader otherwise on a social basis by a  LBOYB member.
  • Meeting points vary according to the ride route, although the Brighton Bathing Boxes carpark, is the ‘home’ location.
  • If LBOYB leader led, the cost is $20 or $35 depending on duration and transportation.
  • Rides arranged and led by a member are free.
  • Special events, overnight trips, weekends away are also offered to our members.