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NSW BIKE WEEK

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - ADVERTISING FEATURE -

NSW Bike Week en­cour­ages ped­al­push­ers of all ages and abil­i­ties to learn more about bi­cy­cle safety.

Run­ning from Septem­ber 12-20, the week-long cel­e­bra­tion of cy­cling com­prises 70 lo­cal events in­clud­ing com­mu­nity rides, fam­ily fun days, fairs and dis­plays.

“Each year NSW Bike Week gets big­ger, with more peo­ple get­ting on their bikes and dis­cov­er­ing the joys of cy­cling as a healthy way to get around,” NSW Min­is­ter for Trans­port and In­fra­struc­ture An­drew Con­stance said.

This year’s key mes­sage is bi­cy­cle safety, and lo­cal events will fea­ture safety checks and demon­stra­tions to ed­u­cate the com­mu­nity.

“We want ev­ery­one to en­joy their time on two wheels — and part of that is mak­ing sure safety is pri­ori­tised,” Mr Con­stance said.

“Driv­ers need to be vig­i­lant and look out for cy­clists as well as pedes­tri­ans.

“Cy­clists also need to man­age risk – wear­ing the right hel­met and highly vis­i­ble cloth­ing is ex­tremely im­por­tant, as well as be­ing aware of ev­ery­one else.”

Last year’s NSW Bike Week was the most suc­cess­ful event held since it be­gan in 1995.

This year is on track to be big­ger,

NSW Bike Week is an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple of all ages and abil­i­ties to dis­cover the joys of cy­cling in their area.

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