Paul urges lo­cals to ride to work

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

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

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