Central Coast workers are being urged to join commuters across Australia and get on their bikes to celebrate Ride2Work Day on Wednesday 12 October, 2016.
More than 150,000 Australians are expected to demonstrate the power of the pedal as they hop on their bikes and enjoy the many benefits of riding to work.
Central Coast Local Health District is urging local workers to try riding to work as a way of building some physical activity into their day.
District Health Promotion Officer Nigel Tebb said riding to work will help to keep you healthy and connected to your community, in addition to saving money on petrol and parking.
“Riding to work is a great way to fit in exercise on the way to and from work. Riding is something you can fit around your busy work and family commitments with a little effort,” he said.
With about half of all Central Coast residents not getting enough physical activity, the District is hoping new riders will take part in Ride2Work Day – and then keep the momentum going by participating in the Central Coast Go Active 2 Work Day (third Wednesday of every month).
“These initiatives play an important role in inspiring Coasties to jump on their bikes and get active. “Why sit in traffic when you could be riding? And why worry about having to find, and possibly pay, for a car park when you could enjoy the convenience of riding door to door and parking your bike for free?
“An average Australian household spends around $8,000 each year on transport, of which $2,500 on average is for fuel. By cycling to work instead of driving, it is possible to save around $50 a week through a reduction in parking, fuel and vehicle maintenance costs…not to mention your gym costs!” said Nigel.
Registration is free and easy
To register for Ride2Work Day, visit www.ride2work.com.au
To register for Go Active 2 Work Day, visit http://healthpromotion.com.au/GoActive2Work.htm You will receive a free ‘Go Active’ high-visibility backpack cover! (while stocks last), a monthly GA2W e-newsletter including a reminder about the next Central Coast Go Active 2 Work Day, the latest news on active transport and chances to win prizes from time to time.
Casey Virgin Communications Officer
Central Coast Local Health District
(02) 4320 3221
0414 193 308