Sun­rise ride for cy­clists

Broome Advertiser - - Happenings - Carly Laden

About 70 Broome cy­clists en­joyed a sun­rise bike ride on March 24 in cel­e­bra­tion of Bike Week, which ran from March 16-March 25.

Af­ter suc­cess­fully ob­tain­ing a grant from the Depart­ment of Trans­port and WestCy­cle, Broome Tri Club hosted a com­mu­nity bike ride from Ca­ble Beach to Kim­ber­ley Cy­cles, fol­lowed by a Bike Week break­fast.

Broome’s com­mu­nity bike ride and break­fast was one of 64 events that ran dur­ing Bike Week cel­e­bra­tions.

Riders got to choose be­tween two rides — one on lo­cal roads geared to­wards novices on hy­brids and road bikes and another on bike paths and foot­paths that suited all skill lev­els and all bikes.

Broome Tri Club pres­i­dent Mark Smith said Bike Week was all about en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to get on their bikes, whether that was to ride to work or school, as a means of trans­port around town, or for recre­ation. “The em­pha­sis is on get­ting peo­ple on their bikes to ben­e­fit from the in­ci­den­tal ex­er­cise that rid­ing around town pro­vides,” he said.

Broome Tri Club mem­bers were im­pressed with the large turnout, say­ing it was the big­gest crowd they had had in four years of run­ning Bike Week events in Broome.

For more than 30 years, Bike Week has been cel­e­brat­ing cy­cling across WA, with events run­ning in the metropoli­tan and re­gional ar­eas of the State.

Past Bike Week events across the State have in­cluded two-wheeled trea­sure hunts, Ride2S­chool Day, work­shops, bike break­fasts and pedal-pow­ered film screen­ings.

Pic­ture: Carly Laden

Com­mu­nity bike ride par­tic­i­pants be­fore leav­ing Ca­ble Beach.

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