27 September 2023

Bikes push in for Ride2Work day

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Working people across Australia have been urged to leave the car at home, give the train, tram, bus or ferry a rest and hop on their bikes for National Ride2Work Day later this month.

General Manager of Behaviour Change at the Bicycle Network, Leyla Asadi said Ride2Work Day was the biggest annual celebration of bike riding in Australia and would involve people of all ages and backgrounds coming together at free community breakfasts around the country.

“If you’ve never ridden to work before, Ride2Work Day is the perfect time to start and discover that commuting doesn’t have to be a painful exercise,” Ms Asadi said.

“All across Australia people are battling congestion on the roads, rising fuel prices and crowded public transport, but riding to work is an easy way to put all those troubles behind you.”

She said the Bicycle Network also had free tips and resources to help people get on their bikes on Ride2Work Day, including information on the basic equipment needed, how to make sure bikes were in good condition and route planning.

“A five kilometre to 10 kilometre ride to work can take between 15 and 30 minutes, which is enough to get your daily dose of exercise. As well as helping your health, it can also improve your productivity at work,” Ms Asadi said.

She said Ride2Work Day would take place between 6:30am and 8:30am on Wednesday, 17 October.

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