CCBUG RidesAssist Program

The CCBUG RidesAssist program provides people living with vision impairment, and other people living with a disability, on the Central Coast the opportunity to regularly experience the joys and benefits of riding a bicycle in a safe and supported environment.

As a “stoker” on the back of a tandem, with an experienced and accredited ride leader as “pilot” up front, program participants will:

  • Have the opportunity to participate in a healthy and popular activity – riding a bicycle; something they are not able to do safely on their own. 

  • Interact socially with able bodied ride participants and ride leaders:

    • during the ride,

    • at our regular coffee stops, and

    • at other CCBUG events.

In addition, our able bodied ride leaders and participants will gain valuable exposure to those living in a vision impaired world or with a disability, helping to create a stronger sense of community for involved Central Coast residents.

All our rides are offered free of charge, although we do encourage regular participants to join CCBUG as members for only $20 per year, and to join Bicycle NSW to obtain insurance cover and to support the peak advocacy cycling body in NSW.

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Supporting Organisations & Individuals

The following organisations and individuals are supporting this program.

  • Central Coast Council

  • NSW Government

  • David Harris MP (Member for Wyong)

  • David Mehan MP (Member for The Entrance)

  • Lucy Wicks MP (Federal member for Roberson)

  • Gosford West Rotary 

  • John Domandl (Newcastle Para-triathlete)

  • Vision Australia (Gosford)

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We are grateful for the support and encouragement from all the above organisations and individuals.

Special thanks go to Geoff Stratton from Exsight Tandems who has further assisted by:

  • providing on long term loan from Exsight Tandems an Apollo Sport tandem;

  • facilitating the donation of an Apollo Elite tandem to CCBUG by Sue from Sydney.