Riding to work benefits add up
Thousands of people across the State of Western Australia are already adding up the benefits of
riding a bike to work in the lead up to Ride2Work Day on Wednesday, 17 October 2012.
News continues to spread across thousands of workplaces about the benefits of riding to work and
people from all professions are jumping on their bikes and joining the commuter revolution.
“Riding a bike to work has so many benefits, both to the employee and employer” says Jeremey
Murray, CEO of Bicycling Western Australia.
“Research continually shows that workers who ride to work enjoy improved health and fitness along
with reduced stress levels; benefits you don’t tend to get from other forms of transport. Employers
also win with regular bike riders having higher levels of productivity and taking less sick days.”
The popularity of bike riding continues to grow in Western Australia with more and more people
taking up cycling for both recreation and transport. Riding to work is often quicker than other modes
of transport and is a great way to avoid traffic and public transport congestion and is good for the
Mr Murray thinks it’s important for people to know that you don’t need to wear Lycra or ride a fancy
bike. “Riding to work really is for everyone, no matter what you wear or what you ride, there are
people in suits, in jeans, or in their exercise gear. Most importantly, it’s not a race so take your time
and enjoy the ride” added Mr Murray.
National Ride2Work Day is on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 and all riders are invited to a free
community breakfast at the Perth Concert Hall forecourt from 6:30am to 8:30am. Other community
events are held throughout the State. Handy hints for riding to work and details about all the
community events and celebrations are available at bwa.org.au
To register for Ride2Work Day visit ride2work.com.au.
Bicycling Western Australia
Ride2Work Day is presented in Western Australia by Bicycling Western Australia, a community based
not-for-profit organisation with over 9,000 members and friends throughout the State. Our mission
is to get More People Cycling More Often through events, education, community initiatives and
Visit www.bwa.org.au for more information.