Hundreds turn out for Ride to Work day
20 October 2010
A record number of cyclists turned out on Wednesday 13, October for the University's National Ride to Work Day event. Over 200 staff and students jumped on their bikes and cycled their way into the Camperdown Campus. Riders were greeted with a healthy breakfast of fruit, juice, coffee and hot breakfast rolls put on by Sustainable Campus team with help from volunteers from Bikesoc. Lucky Door prize packs were given out to three riders, and cyclists enjoyed swapping stories about newly discovered bike paths and the great work that has begun by the City of Sydney installing new lanes.
Cumberland campus staff alsohostedtheir first ride to work event this year with dozens of riders turning up for breakfast feast at the Health Sciences campus.
Ride to Work Day has become 'Australia's biggest ever bike riding event' with participation numbers growing each year. Approximately 150,000 cyclists participated nationally in Ride to Work Day.
Ride to Work is a behaviour change program, encouraging workers to feel good and have fun by commuting to work by bike and experience the health, financial and environmental benefits of riding.
There has never been a better time to start riding. Why ride to work?
- It's fun
- It's practically free
- It's good for you
- It's good for the environment
Join the commuter revolution today!
For more information or tips on cycling please visit the National Ride to Work website
Contact: Joel Turner
Phone: 02 9140946