Bikes@syd for rangatahi

Posted Thursday April 4, 2024

Getting the opportunity to recycle and fix bicycles for the community is a popular programme at syd; keeping bikes out of landfill and being used by tamariki and rangatahi in Dunedin. Seen here is our Bikes Coordinator, Conan, and young people making the most of a beautiful day in Ōtepoti.

For those wanting to get involved, the Tuesday early afternoon sessions targets 12-18 year olds and the Tuesday late afternoon sessions targets 18-24.

The focus points for the younger group is on both hard and soft skill building, mentoring, safe tool use and workshop etiquette.

The focus for the older group (who are primarily tertiary students) includes the above elements, but also promotes pro-social work in the community, and focuses on transport autonomy to promote cycling as a mode of transport for people within the age group.

This programme is part of the wider community’s efforts to reduce waste by lessening the impact on the environment as the bicycles are either revitalised or recycled into scrap metal.

You can find out more about our bikes@syd programme on our website here: