First published on 29 Apr 2013. Updated on 26 Jun 2013.
Luke Wright knows that it can be difficult to find the time to give your bike a much-needed service. Especially in the coming winter months – the last thing you need is the old gal failing on you. That’s why Luke, along with his partner Loretta Curtin, started Good Cycles, a non-profit social enterprise that conveniently brings bike maintenance to you.
Whether you’re at the office, university or around town the Good Cycles guys will ride out to you on their cargo bikes (with all their tools attached) and give your bike the attention it needs. All of the professional mechanics are highly skilled and are happy to answer to any bicycle maintenance questions you might have.
Here’s where the social enterprise comes in: the mobile bicycle mechanics work with people in our community who are experiencing long-term unemployment or disadvantage, and teach them the art of bicycle maintenance. Good Cycles offer their trainees ongoing support and job opportunities they have struggled to receive in the past – and in return you get a happy, healthy bike.
For those who need a serious work up, the Good as Gold is a very thorough service for $170. A standard service (the Good Standard) is $77. Otherwise, the Good to Go lets you pick and choose what you’d like fixed which individually costs between $15 and $30. You can register online for yourself, but we recommend getting friends or colleagues together for a discounted group service to make your daily commute a smoother experience.