Bicycling Western Australia is passionate about bikes and riding to work is one of the best things you can do for yourself, your workplace and for the whole community.
Riding a bike to work is a great way to include physical exercise into your daily routine. Whether you cycle the whole way into work, or combine it with public transport, the benefits are numerous.
- Feel invigorated – let those endorphins race through your body
- Save time – as you don’t have to exercise after or before work
- Save money – no more public transport or petrol costs
- Avoid irritation – leave the traffic congestion to all the others
- Improve your health – reduce the likelihood of suffering from obesity, diabetes, and heart disease to name a few
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
BE TWICE AS HAPPY….
According to a recent study by the University of Sydney, commuters have better overall quality of life and health satisfaction than public transport users, walkers and motorists. This includes the mental health benefits of being active outdoors, a greater control over and predictability of their commuting journey, a sense of fun and a way to save money. The study found that commuting riders are twice as happy as people who drive, walk or use public transport to get to work. Read the full article HERE>>
The Ride2Work program is helping Australian workers embrace an affordable, hassle and carbon emission free mode of transport.
This free program assists those wanting to try riding to work as a mode of transport. You save money and improve your health. You arrive to work energised and arrive home unwound from the day.
Ride2Work is part of a national program by Bicycle Network and presented in Western Australia by Bicycling Western Australia. It offers many opportunities for people to get involved by registering:
- Workplace Ambassadors
- Workplace Coordinators (lead the way in your workplace)
- Individual participants
Ride2Work Day is the only national day on the calendar, where first-timers and regular bike riders can celebrate the act of riding to work together. It puts the spotlight on bike riding as a transport option and highlights the vast number of people who have already made the change.
Ride2Work Day on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 creates an opportunity for first timers to give riding to work a go and for others to get back on the bike. Thousands of people, of all ages across Australia attend community and workplace events held right across Australia to celebrate bikes and riding.
We encourage you to register (at no cost). This assists us in understanding bike commuter behaviours and enable us to more effectively campaign for better riding facilities at a local, state and federal level. MORE>>
Once a week. Every second day. Every day. When the weather is OK. You ride your bike to work when it suits you.
Find out all you need to know about how to start riding and if you are already a regular commuter about how to encourage others. It’s not as hard as it seems and you’ll be surprised just how easy it is to ride to work (or Uni, or the shops, or the pub . . . . ). MORE>>
Encouraging your colleagues to ride to work and participate in Ride2Work is a great way to improve health of your employees, increase productivity, reduce absenteeism all while demonstrating environmental and community awareness.
We have a wealth of resources to set your workplace off on a whole new journey. MORE>>