- Wednesday 21 January 2015
Want to take up cycling but don’t know where to start with equipment and road rules?
Register now for Council’s free five-week Start Cycling, Stay Cycling program for women, starting Saturday February 21.
Transport portfolio councillor Rick Baberowski said workshops would be held at Caloundra and Maroochydore, followed by weekly guided group rides.
“Start Cycling, Stay Cycling is an introductory cycling program which will provide women with the knowledge, skills and confidence to take up cycling as a fitness and recreational activity,” Cr Baberowski said.
“Cycle choice and design have exploded. It’s now a hugely popular recreational pursuit with many health benefits and also a very effective and efficient form of transport.
“Cycling offers a great mental and physical change of pace and a daily 30-minute cycle trip can halve your chance of becoming diabetic.” *
Councillor Baberowski said Start Cycling, Stay Cycling is delivered as part of Council’s TravelSmart program, which aims to improve awareness of walking and cycling as transport options and increase participation in active transport.
“Active transport also helps deliver safer streets, and even a reduced impact on global climate – and in a region as beautiful as the Sunshine Coast, it’s a great opportunity to enjoy our good weather and some great views,” he said.
Participants are asked to bring their own bike if they have one, but bikes can be provided at each session if required. Register on Council’s website at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.
The Queensland Government provided $6000 to Sunshine Coast Council to the Start Cycling, Stay Cycling program to increase Queenslanders participation in sport and recreation activities.