Expert Panel

Meet our Talented Panel

Cycling Research Panel

Trevor Budge AM – Manager Strategy, City of Greater Bendigo 

Trevor is Manager, Strategy at the City of Greater Bendigo and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Community Planning and Development Program at the Bendigo campus of La Trobe University where he taught for 14 years. He is a Ministerial appointee on the Board of the Victorian Planning Authority. He has worked in urban, rural, regional, statutory and strategic planning since 1975 throughout rural and regional Australia and has worked extensively in the planning and development of many regional cities and country towns. For 16 years he conducted his own consulting business.

He is a former state president, a Life Fellow and has a National Lifetime Achievement Award from the Planning Institute of Australia. He became a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in June 2011 for service to town planning, particularly the development of regional and rural communities in Victoria, and to education.

Peter Lumb – Australian Walking Cycling Conference President

Peter Lumb is President of the Australian Walking and Cycling Conference (AWCC) and a former President of the Bicycle Institute of South Australia. In 2015 he convened a Planning Masterclass for Australian and Asian planners in Copenhagen in partnership with the Cycling Embassy of Denmark. As a lecturer at the University of South Australia he taught Australian social policy and Australian politics. He has contributed to a number of government health, road safety and cycling planning policy processes over many years. He has long term interests in cities, mobility and gender.

Peter has been a commuting cyclist in Adelaide since 1975. He enjoys living in the city of Adelaide without a car. He continues to be disappointed with the lack of quality infrastructure for walking and cycling in Adelaide and other Australian cities and with the lack of discussion about benefit cost analyses for different mobility options in Australian cities.

Harry Barber OAM – Former CEO of Bicycle Network

Harry is the former CEO of Bicycle Network, offering a wealth of cycling knowledge.

Inventors and Innovators Super Panel

Al Reid – CyclePort

CyclePort is the world’s first universal, automated bike parking and sharing system. CyclePort instantly locks any bike, charges electric bikes and enables universal sharing with smart control. The City of Greater Bendigo is using CyclePort to automate their staff bike fleet and to seed a citywide bike share network.

Des Burns – DING Bike Lights

A duel LED bike light that has a forward beam of 650 lumens with an additional downward beam of 200 lumens. The forward beam has been specially designed to provide a good combination of spread and distance. The additional downward beam provides a rectangle beam of light 3m wide by 1.5m deep shining around your bike, this is created by bespoke optic design. It is a very unique look riding down a dark road with DING on your bike.

The downward beam marks out your zone and is designed so that other road users see you better and provide you with more space.

We raised 105k on Kickstater in 4 weeks and had backers in 48 different countries. Overall the cycling media whom have reviewed the light think it is the next step in rider safety.

Anne Mears 10 times track champion, local in South Australia thinks it’s a great innovation and will be a big benefit to all cyclists.

The product development took over a year to get right. It has come on a long way from the initial kickstater campaign, with many design changes. The Lumen power has been doubled and the overall quality of components is much higher than first designed: everything has changed, we wanted to ensure we brought a high quality product to market.

All the work was conceived from a garage workshop in South Australia. I have a dedication on the product tin and on the 23 page instruction to my understanding wife Kushari, whom has supported me on this journey.

We are working on the rear DING Light concept RL1 and also a smaller commuter version with the same downward beam concept.

Haydn Sharratt – kkdu plum™ bike buggy and rack

The kkdu plum™ bike buggy and rack is a simple, stylish and innovative solution designed to expand the possibilities of bike travel.

By making it as easy as possible to transition between cycling and walking, kkdu plum™ are enticing more people to incorporate cycling into their daily lives. Our ultimate aim is to entice people to live differently, by contributing to the reduction in car use, and by increasing their levels of exercise.

The kkdu plum™ bike buggy simply and very quickly attaches to a unique hitch point on the included, adjustable bike rack. By rotating the fold-away 3rd wheel it can transition from 2-wheeled bike trailer to 3-wheeled cart, and back again, in a matter of seconds.

Unattached to a bike, and using the ergonomically adjustable handle, it can be pushed or pulled around markets and shops, along outdoor tracks, through parks and along beaches. It includes two plastic storage tubs that snap easily and securely into place, perfectly sized for daily use. 

For compact storage, the rear wheels can be easily removed and the frame can be folded or hung on the back of a door or wall by a hook.