Since we began, our organisation has been powered by the work of volunteers. Today our team is made up of both paid and unpaid staff, working together to achieve our mission to get more Canberrans cycling. Our volunteers are the heart and soul of what we do, and it is their passion and commitment that makes our organisation strong and effective.
Every day, Pedal Power volunteers work to support the Canberra cycling community through advocacy to promote better bike facilities and infrastructure; providing services to our members such as events and social rides; engaging with the broader community through outreach stalls; and helping with office administration, among other things.
Here are some of them:
Jeff Ibbotson 2018 Volunteer of the Year
Jeff received the Paul Truebridge Memorial Award for his service on the Board for over 20 years, most recently as Vice President and President, and for many years as a key member of the Advocacy Team. Jeff initiated the Ride-to-Work program in 1998 and Cycling Without Age in 2016.Learn more
Cycling has been part of my life since competing as a triathlete at a national level and as a tandem cyclist in the Paralympics after losing my sight. Now I ride with Fitability Tandem Cycling and help coordinate their activities as a member of the organising committee.Learn more
Doing the New Horizons course gave me a lot of confidence as a rider, and I made some terrific friendships. I started volunteering as a way of giving back, and it's led me to become the course coordinator and to further my interest in coaching.Learn more
I've been volunteering with Pedal Power for about 8 years as a ride leader and ride accreditation manager. Being actively involved has given me the opportunity to contribute to the variety of options available for cycling in Canberra, as well as some good friends and a rich social network.Learn more