Ride to work day 2009-Wednesday 14th of October

6 October 2009

The University of Sydney is once again hosting a Ride to Work Day breakfast this year. Riding your bike is a healthy and cheap alternative to the daily gridlock of driving and has numerous environmental benefits.

Whether you're a regular bike commuter or a first-time rider, it's time to start thinking about Ride to Work Day 2009. To plan your route to work on Wednesday, 14 October check out the new University bike map.This year, the breakfast will be held in conjunction with the South West Area Health Service at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, on the Green outside the King George V Building (from 6:00-10:00am).

If you've ever thought of riding to work, this is the day to give it a go. The University is encouraging all staff and students to ride their bikes to University, to make this the biggest ride to work day yet.

To register for the day:

  1. Visit the ride to work website
  2. Enter the Team Code 518189
  3. Fill out your personal details and riding history
  4. Join us for a free breakfast at King George V Building, RPA,Missenden Rd, Camperdown.

Three great reasons to get on your BIKE:

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1. A 30-min journey to work on your bike will burn approx 288 calories, compared to 148 calories during a 30-min walk.

2. By cycling to work just once a week, instead of driving can save over 450kg of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere each year (based on a 15km trip).

3. Each year, air pollution from cars causes between 900 and 2,000 early deaths and between 900 and 4,500 cases of Bronchitis, Cardiovascular and Respiratory disease, costing Australia between $1.5 and $3.8 billion.

Contact: Joel Turner

Phone: 02 91140946

Email: 1f640304162b2e3a0b3f474a1d68521246574e3f