Ride to work Wednesday

Busselton Dunsborough Times

Pedal power is the regular transport mode of choice for a City of Busselton employee gearing up to take part in National Ride2Work Day on Wednesday.

While registering for the official day, alongside an expected 150,000 throughout Australia, Jonathon Crabtree could be seen traversing the 10km round trip from his West Busselton home to the City administration building on two wheels about twice a week.

“The main reason I got into riding was to increase my fitness level so I can keep up with my kids,” he said.

“So it’s great for parents and I also encourage my colleagues to ride to work because Busselton is so flat. The region just calls for getting on your bike.”

The web development officer said cycling was an opportunity to unwind from the day between work and home and also clock up a few more kilometres towards his other source of motivation; entering the Cape to Cape Trek for the second time.

“It gives you a window for time to yourself and getting exercise at the same time,” he said.

Ride2Work program manager Cory Broadman said the event attracted non-regular riders from diverse vocations and became a catalyst for introducing long term healthy behaviours.

“We surveyed first time participants in last year’s event and five months later 38 per cent were still riding at least weekly,” he said.

To register, visit www.ride2work.com.au.

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