Join the commuter revolution
Cycling enthusiasts will converge on Wheeler Place on Wednesday 16 October as they join the commuter revolution by participating in National Ride2Work Day and can enjoy a free breakfast for their efforts.
The City of Newcastle’s road safety and cycling team, together with other government and private organisations have organised a community breakfast as a way of inspiring riders by giving them somewhere to meet and something to eat.
Infrastructure Project Officer SUE ALLEY says the Ride2Work program is designed to help people move from ‘contemplation’ to ‘action’ and establish the habit of riding to work.
“Research shows that the encouragement of friends, family and workmates is the best way to achieve this. The program aims to provide people contemplating riding to work with the benefits they will experience, and mechanisms to overcome any barriers.”
The Ride2Work program is a nationally run, annual program that actively encourages thousands of Australians thinking of commuting by bicycle to give it a try. Existing riders can share their knowledge and experience with peers, as well as support and encourage those starting out.
Participants are encouraged to register to ‘make their ride count’ and can do this online at ride2work.com.au Every registration is a vote for better cycling facilities as the data collected aids local, state and the federal government in gauging commuter use of bicycles in key areas, along key routes, or by particular demographics.
Continental breakfast items are being donated from Bakers Delight Marketown with Juicy Beans Café providing fresh fruit and discount coffee. Prize draws, give-aways and bicycle safety related information and maps will be available for participants. TAFE Hunter Institute and Wine Selectors are also supporting this event.