Vin­cent pro-mo­tion

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Get on your bike. Ride to Work week is al­most here, and the City of Vin­cent is hold­ing two bi­cy­cle-themed events to get lo­cals out of the car and into the sad­dle.

LEAVE the car keys at home, be­cause Ride to Work week is com­ing to town.

The City of Vin­cent is cel­e­brat­ing with two bikethemed events: a bike mar­ket with more than 40 stall­hold­ers show­cas­ing rac­ing bikes, chop­pers and reg­u­lar bikes for all ages, and a com­mu­nity bike break­fast.

Deputy Mayor Su­san Gon­taszewski said the ini­tia­tive was a re­minder peo­ple do not need to rely on cars to get around.

“We have some great cy­cling in­fra­struc­ture in the City and in the greater met­ro­pol­i­tan area, and we want to see more com­muters pick­ing up their bikes rather than driv­ing to work,” she said.

The WA His­tor­i­cal Cy­cle Club will be one of the stall­hold­ers at the mar­ket, with some vin­tage bike trea­sures and parts for sale.

Club sec­re­tary Robert Hunt said he had saved a quar­ter of the mort­gage for his house in the early 1980s by cy­cling to work and not pay­ing for park­ing.

“Ev­ery per­son on a bike is one less in a traf­fic jam or on a packed bus or train,” he said.

The Vin­cent Bike Mar­ket is on Oc­to­ber 13, 8am­noon, at Bar­lee Street carpark in Mt Law­ley. The free com­mu­nity bike break­fast is on Oc­to­ber 18, from 7am, in Ox­ford Street Re­serve.

RSVP for cater­ing to trav­els­mart@vin­cent.wa. gov.au. Call 9273 6000.

d487441 Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

Vin­cent Deputy Mayor Su­san Gon­taszewski with WA His­tor­i­cal Cy­cle Club’s Robert Hunt.

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