Press release September 27, 2018
National Ride2Work Day Bicycle
Australians are being urged to leave the car at home, forget about the train, tram or bus and jump on their bikes for Bicycle Network’s National Ride2Work Day on Wednesday 17 October.
Ride2Work Day is the biggest annual celebration of bike riding in Australia and will see people of all ages and backgrounds come together at free community breakfasts around the country.
Bicycle Network General Manager of Behaviour Change Leyla Asadi said that 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.
“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,” said Ms Asadi.
“If you haven’t ridden to work before it’s easy to get going. A great way to start is to find someone from the office who already rides and join them on their trip to work.”
Bicycle Network also has free tips and resources to help people get on their bikes on Ride2Work Day including information on the basic equipment you will need, how to make sure your bike is in good condition and how to plan your route.
“There are no rules about what kind of bike you have to ride or what clothes you have to wear, the only thing you need to worry about is being comfortable on your ride,” added Ms Asadi.
The benefits of riding to work are not confined to the bank account either, as a two-wheeled commute also doubles as an alternative to the gym.
A 5km to 10km 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.
Registrations for Bicycle Network’s National Ride2Work Day are now open at ride2work.com.au. Commuters are encouraged to find their local breakfast, get their workplace on board and register now.
Media contact: Alexander Miller, Media Adviser – Bicycle Network P: 03 8376 8824 M: 0425 858 428 E:email@example.com
When: 6:30am – 8:30am, Wednesday 17 September
Where: Free community breakfasts are being held in every capital city, plus suburban and regional areas.
Locations include the Docklands in Melbourne, Brisbane Law Court Plaza and Hindmarsh Square in Adelaide.
Who: Tens of thousands of commuters embracing bikes and ditching the car, train or bus
Why: Two thirds of Australians don’t get enough daily physical activity and commuting can be a stressful and expensive start to the day, but there is an easy fix – riding a bike to work.
Riding to work is cheap, easy, fun and healthy and something that everyone can do, whether you’re a teacher, doctor or banker.
Local commuters are encouraged to visit ride2work.com.au and register their participation on the day. Registration provides valuable data for government and planners of how many people choose cycling for their transport.
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National Ride2Work Day Bicycle