On Saturday 23rd October, around 13 people gathered at the Oxford Terrace Baptist Church to construct 8 wooden-framed bike trailers for $50 each. Steven Muir supplied the aluminium towbars, quick release ball-joint hitch, wheel attachments, and a variety of 2nd hand wheels. The church facility was a good venue to work in to get out of the wind and fits well the church’s values of encouraging sustainable living and show that caring for God’s creation is part of our core business. Everyone had an enjoyable time making their trailers taking between 1 and 4 hours to complete construction and there were lots of new skills learned along the way. Everyone is looking forward to using them for load carrying rather than taking their car and the young lads are keen to start a lawnmowing business with their trailers. This year we used 90x32mm decking timber from Bunnings Shirley which seemed to produce a stronger trailer than the 75x25mm fence palings or old pallets we used in previous years.
A big thanks to Ground Effect, Bunnings Shirley and Biketober for subsidising the costs to make it more affordable and for Oxford Terrace for hosting the event