Ride to Uni Day - Wednesday 15 October 2014
Ride to Uni Day is over for another year! Thanks to the cyclists who joined us on Wednesday 15 October despite the wet, cold and windy conditions.
The event was part of national Ride to Work Day, an initiative to celebrate cycling and encourage others to give cycling a go.
Staff and students who rode to UOW were treated to a free breakfast of Bakers Delight scrolls, fresh fruit and coffee from Rush. Spearman Cycles offered free bike maintenance, the chance to try out an iBike (electric folding bicycle) from Zuma, and free bike engraving from NSW Police, Wollongong Local Area Command. Papergirl Wollongong also ran an interactive bike and paper art market stall. UOW Wellbeing and the UOW Bicycle Users Group (BUG) were on board to help with breakfast and registrations.
Our Ride to Uni Day ambassador, John Montagner, had just returned from riding over 2,500km from Barcelona to Rome in the footsteps of Hannibal the great military commander. John takes part in many big rides around Australia and overseas, and rides about 5000 to 10,000 km each year!
You don’t have to ride as much as John, but consider riding to uni. It is a great way to get fit, can usually save you time in your daily commute, is great for the environment and for saving money.
Thank you to the stallholders, volunteers, and attendees for your help and support in riding to uni. We hope to see you all cycling over the warmer months to come!