Go for Tour de Cecil

Back2Bikes proud sponsor of Tour de Cecil!

This October and November, join our celebration of everyday riding on the recently upgraded Cecil Street bike route in South Melbourne. Whether you’re a new or regular rider there’s an activity for everyone this spring, with pedal-powered cinema, bike breakfast, free tune-ups, bike confidence training and more.

Ride2Work Day breakfast and Tour de Cecil Launch FREE

Wednesday 17 October
7.30 am to 9 am
South Melbourne Market, corner Coventry and Cecil streets, South Melbourne
French-themed breakfast, bike tune-ups, prizes and giveaways

MSAC Bike Day with bike tune-ups FREE

Sunday 21 October 2018
10 am to 2 pm
MSAC Forecourt, Old Aughtie Drive, Albert Park

Bike Confidence Courses – become an everyday rider!

Sunday 21 October 2018 – two half-day sessions, starting at the MSAC forecourt:

  • Session 1: 9 am to 12.30 pm
  • Session 2: 1 pm to 4.30 pm

Great for anyone who knows how to ride but feels nervous about making it an everyday thing. This 3.5-hour practical course is the ideal way to increase your bike riding confidence. You’ll be in a small group of less than ten riders, starting in a traffic-free setting, then moving onto shared paths and roads, finishing with a ride along the Cecil Street bike route. The course covers bike safety checks, road rules and essential skills for safe riding.
Sessions commence at MSAC, 30 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park

Cost: $25/$15 concession
Bookings essential, places limited. Bookings close 10 am Thursday 18 October.

Cecil Noir Twilight Ride and Pedal-Powered Cinema

Saturday 27 October 2018
From 6 pm
Join Projector Bike for a ride from Albert Park to South Melbourne Market followed by a pedal-powered viewing of Triplets of Belleville (2003). BYO picnic to enjoy in our French café setting.

Cost: $15/$10 concession
Bookings essential, places limited.

Bikes and Books FREE

Wednesday 17 October to Tuesday 30 October
Emerald Hill Library and Heritage Centre, 195 Bank Street, South Melbourne
Bike-themed book displays and local bike history (library open hours)
Bike Storytime 19 October at 11 am

Shop-by-Bike Day with bike tune-ups FREE

Saturday 10 November
10 am to 2 pm
South Melbourne Market, corner Coventry and Cecil streets, South Melbourne

About Cecil Street bike route

We hope you enjoy riding on Cecil Street bike route, recently upgraded with 1.8-metre lanes, improved buffer zones, traffic signalling and improved connectivity to Albert Park. Ride your bike to South Melbourne Market, MSAC and Emerald Hill Heritage Centre. You’ll find bike pumps, excellent bike parking and Melbourne Bike Share stations at all three destinations.

Go for Tour de Cecil

One thought on “Go for Tour de Cecil

  • October 2, 2018 at 1:36 am

    Hello There,

    Wonderful job you do and I really want to be part of it, but I need to fix my bike first. Do you know any good place in South Melbourne or Southbank that I can bring my bike to have some maintenance that isn’t going to cost me the arms and legs? Or even better, do you sell second hand ladies bike?
    Thank you!
    Best regards,


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