The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House are really pleased to be delivering a VicRoads Grant through their Community Road Safety Grants - Safer Cyclists Intervention.

The project is called: “Barkly Square - a hub of safe cycling in Ballarat East” and includes development of an Active Travel plan for Barkly Square and was originally planned to be launched and celebrated on National Ride to Work Day (postponed to 10 November 2021). However, due to lockdowns, the majority of this project has been postponed to resume in February 2022.

By raising awareness within the groups and hundreds of people who (usually) visit the site weekly, this project aims to amplify the safer cyclist message community-wide.

National Ride2Work Day - 10 November 2021 2021 NR2W BENH Tag or Send FB

The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House is running a remote Ride2Work Day activity on National Ride to Work Day this year - Wednesday 10 November 2021.

Ballarat locals you are invited to email a photo of yourself with your bike to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tag us @BallaratEastNH. The first 20 people to do this will receive a large coffee voucher to the awesome A Pot of Courage cafe at Barkly Square, Ballarat East!

Please note that your photo may be published on this page and/or the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House social media pages.You will also need to provide a postal address for us to post you the large drink voucher or collect it from the reception desk at Barkly Square, the building in which the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House is located. Please note that proof of full vaccination or official medical exemption is required to enter the Barkly Square building.

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Congratulations to David who is one of 20 people who will receive a voucher for a large hot drink at the amazing A Pot of Courage cafe at Barkly Square (next time he is back in Ballarat) for sharing a photo of himself with his bike. David says, "Although I'm from Ballarat, I live in Central Australia at the moment. This photo is from last month's Great Cycle Challenge on my 23km commute to work. It's taken near Honeymoon Gap on the way to Alice Springs, clocking up 923km for the month, mostly commuting. I've dialled it back a bit and now ride the shorter route to work - 16km each way - about 3 or 4 days per week (+ lots of mountain biking)." Thanks for sharing David! Enjoy National Ride2Work Day.