Pedal Power ACT is an independent not-for-profit organisation, principally funded by membership fees. We work with allies in the government, business and community sectors to champion cycling in Canberra, and are proud to partner with the following organisations to help us achieve our mission to get more Canberrans cycling, more often.
Program partner the ACT Government
Pedal Power is supported with funding from the ACT Government as follows:
- 2018 ACT Sport and Recreation grant
- a 2018 ACT Health grant to develop and deliver the Big Skills for Small Bikes program
- a 2018 ACT Road Safety grant to develop and deliver educational materials around the minimum distance passing laws.
- a 2018 ACT Road Safety grant to develop and deliver defensive cycling training.
Legal partners Snedden Hall & Gallop
Snedden Hall & Gallop is a long term supporter of Pedal Power, our preferred legal provider, and principal sponsor of the Cycle Works Challenge.
Snedden Hall & Gallop is the oldest independent law firm in Canberra, having provided legal services in the Canberra region for over 55 years. Their services range from commercial litigation through to private client services including wills and estate planning, conveyancing and representing victims of personal injury.
As legal cycling experts, they offer Pedal Power members:
- a free first consultation
- a “no win, no fee” arrangement
- up to 50% reduction of “gap fees” where unrecoverable from the at-fault party
- pro-bono assistance for a case of significant importance to the cycling community.
Event partner Amy Gillett Foundation
The Amy Gillett Foundation is the official charity partner for Pedal Power ACT’s annual celebration of cycling, the Big Canberra Bike Ride. The Amy Gillett Foundation is a national organisation with one single purpose – to reduce the incidence of death and serious injury of cyclists in Australia.
We encourage all Big Canberra Bike Ride participants to help us achieve our shared aim of creating a safer cycling environment by fundraising for the Amy Gillett Foundation.
Find out more about the work the Amy Gillet Foundation is doing to improve cycle safetyVisit website
Event partner The Kids’ Cancer Project
The Kids’ Cancer Project is an independent national charity supporting childhood cancer research, and the beneficial charity partner of Pedal Power ACT’s iconic event, Fitz’s Challenge. Since 1993 it has contributed tens of millions of dollars to scientific studies to help children with many types of cancer, thanks to community support.
Since 2009, Fitz’s Challenge riders have raised more than $350,000 for childhood cancer research. The aim is to improve survival for children with cancer while eradicating the harmful impacts that treatment can bring.
Find out more about the work the kid's cancer Project is doing to improve outcomes for children with cancer.Visit website
Pedal Power ACT works with a range of organisations to deliver its events, courses and other activities, including:
- Cycle City
- Hartley Lifecare
- Hammer Nutrition
- Mulga Bicycle Tours
- WICEN – Wireless Institute Civil Emergency Network (park of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club)
- Amnesty International