Paul urges locals to ride to work
Ride 2 Work Day is almost here and keen cyclist and Drouin resident Paul Loschiavo is urging people to get on their bikes and join in local events.
Baw Baw Shire sponsors the day locally as part of National Ride 2 Work Day, this year to be held on Wednesday, October 17.
To get to work, Mr Loschiavo rides his bike once or twice a week between his home and the Drouin railway station two kilometres away to catch a train to Tynong where he then rides about another kilometre to his job.
But he gets on one of his two bicycles as often as he can, riding around Drouin and on the Twin Town Trail to and from Warragul.
As well as the fitness benefits, Mr Loschiavo said the ride to the station was a great way to loosen up, get warm and be ready for work.
Bicycle Network conducts Ride 2 Work across Australia as part of a wide-ranging program to encourages people to cycle.
Spokesperson Leyla Asadi said the day was “the perfect time” for people that have never ridden to work before to get started.
Riding a bicycle to and from work doesn’t just benefit the bank account by saving on petrol or public transport costs but also is an alternative to paying to go to a gymnasium, she said.
Registrations for Ride 2 Work Day are now open at ride2work.com.au