Let’s get on our bikes

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS - By Kenji Sato

Com­muters can leave their cars in the garage and jump on their bikes for Na­tional Ride2Work Day on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 18.

Well-known lo­cal cy­clist Travis Lindhe from Ar­tavilla Em­po­rium is en­cour­ag­ing Co­bram com­muters to take part in the an­nual event.

‘‘This time of the year it’s beau­ti­ful weather for a ride,’’ Mr Lindhe said.

‘‘Not just rid­ing to work, but there’s the river, the bush tracks and beau­ti­ful cy­cling paths.’’

Mr Lindhe said Co­bram lo­cals did not cy­cle to work as of­ten as they used to.

‘‘It’s a bit sur­pris­ing be­cause ev­ery­one lives a cou­ple of kilo­me­tres from work,’’ he said.

‘‘Cy­cling is great for health, fit­ness and sav­ing money on fuel.’’

Bi­cy­cle Net­work spokesper­son Anthea Har­g­reaves said she hoped the an­nual event would en­cour­age peo­ple to ride to work all year round.

‘‘By join­ing our free Ride2Work pro­gram, many peo­ple find the con­fi­dence and sup­port they need to get on their bikes, and dis­cover just how easy it is to ride to work,’’ Ms Har­g­reaves said.

‘‘Whether you’re a teacher, doc­tor, banker or pub­lic ser­vant, rid­ing to work is the eas­i­est way to get your daily dose of ex­er­cise.

‘‘It’s also cheaper, far less stress­ful and is of­ten the quick­est way to get around.

‘‘Peo­ple that ride to work tell us they save up to $15 000 a year on trans­port costs, while a 5 km to 10 km ride to work takes less than 30 min­utes.’’

To reg­is­ter your par­tic­i­pa­tion, visit: ride2work.com.au

Leave the car at home: Travis Lindhe is en­cour­ag­ing more peo­ple to ride to work.

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