Una Curry

Smithfield, Queensland

Community-minded cyclist, bike mechanic

When she is not studying nursing, Una is getting people on their bikes. In 2014 she started the Rubber Side Down Cycling Collective to promote the health and cost benefits of biking around Cairns. Based on the “teach a man to fish” philosophy, it provides people with the tools and guidance to repair their bicycles. Una is looking forward to nursing in a remote community, but first wants to ensure the collective is sustainable. She is using her grant to buy more equipment and gain the qualification to deliver bike mechanics training: “Being able to train members to a high standard will mean others can run the program, and help make cycling safe and accessible to everyone.”