When: Sunday 9th December 2018, 2.30pm – 4:00pm.
Where: Wallsend Library, 30 Bunn St, Wallsend NSW 2287. Click here for a Google map.
Cost: Free (the library is supporting the event with free use of the venue and refreshments).
BYO mug for afternoon tea. Light refreshments will be supplied

Tim Stewart once rang the policy desk at the at the Federal Department of Road Transport in Canberra and asked what would happen if he imported his dream pedel-ec from Holland in 2007. – “The electric motor is too big- so it would be shipped back or scrapped at your expense…”.¬†Eleven years later, unperturbed by broken dreams, Tim is still working on his version of a cargo carrying, commute friendly electric assist trike that meets many of his requirements to be car-free again.¬†This talk will go through the many detours and dead-ends encountered when trying to complete your electric bike.

Talk synopsis:

  • what it’s like to DIY an eBike (10 years of hair tearing out experience on this front!)
  • homebuilt vs commercially available pedelec options
  • legislative considerations & safety
  • a list of suppliers, knowledge sources and local talent
  • exciting new developments in Newcastle (cycle repair cafes and community eBike workshops)
  • Q&A

An electric ute-trike and an electric cargo bike will be on display.

This new branch has arisen because of the initiative of local members Alex Mills (interim convenor), Gordon Wilson and Han Michel.
If you’re unable to attend, but would be interested in helping to form the small committee to help the branch get started, then please contact us here.

We hope to see you there,

Alex Mills, Interim Convenor
Renew Hunter Region Branch