SCRC staff put pedal to metal in annual Ride to Work
  • Saturday 29 March 2008

Media/Photo Opportunity- Activities at following locations on Wednesday 2 April

Maroochydore - Meet at Maroochy on First carpark at 6am; cycle to Nambour. Returning at 4.30pm.

Caloundra - Riders to cycle into Felicity Park, with free breakfast from 7am until 9.30am.

Noosa - Ride by the Tewantin office in Pelican Street from 7.00am - 9.30am to join the Travelsmart Noosa team for a healthy snack.

Sunshine Coast Regional Council staff will be putting their pedal to metal as part of the annual Ride to Work Day on Wednesday 2 April.

Sunshine Coast Regional Council Acting Chief Executive Officer John Knaggs said staff are gearing up for the annual event, one of the many activities on offer as part of Bike Week celebrations on the coast.

“Cycling is fast becoming a very popular form of transport, one we are keen to encourage in an effort to reduce traffic congestion and the environmental impacts of vehicle emissions,” Mr Knaggs said.

Mr Knaggs said staff had taken the initiative to get involved with Ride to Work day, one of the highlights of Bike Week, which runs from Monday 29 March until Sunday 6 April.

Activities are being hosted at each of Council’s administration buildings and include a ride from Maroochydore to Nambour, a ride into Felicity Park in Caloundra, and healthy snacks for cyclists at the Tewantin office.

With incentives including a free breakfast and prize draws, it won’t be all hard work and no play, Mr Knaggs said.

“Ride to Work Day is a great way to not only discover the environmental and health benefits of cycling, but also a perfect excuse to check out the network of pathways across the Sunshine Coast. While the network still has a long way to go, it is through activities such as this that Council receives feed back on what is good, and what’s not, with our cycle pathways,” Mr Knaggs said.

“The Sunshine Coast pathway, which will eventually stretch the entire length of our coastline from Noosa to Caloundra, is potentially a world class resource, and Bike Week is a ideal opportunity to not only showcase but to test, how it is developing.”

For more details about what is happening across the Sunshine Coast during Bike Week, visit the new Sunshine Coast Regional Council website at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.