Cycle in to Bike Week

Bike Week starts today with more than 50 bike-related events running across the state from 16-25 March.

Bike Week is an annual celebration of everything cycling, encouraging people of all ages to ride bikes.

WestCycle chief executive officer Matt Fulton said Bike Week provided opportunities for community members of all ages and abilities to get involved with riding.

“A range of events are on offer across WA including family bike rides, bike-to-work breakfasts, bike maintenance workshops, come-and-try and ride-to-school days,” he said.

“We hope that Bike Week 2018 encourages new riders to give bike riding a go, whether that is for transport, fun or for health.”

This year is expected to be one of the most diverse and exciting to date with grants totaling $30,000 having been handed out.

Cyclists around Perth are excited about the event.

Liam Mather from Fremantle said he rode to Perth on his bike regularly and typically rode about 10kms a day.

“Everyone should do it,” he said.


Cyclist Trish Ludin of Melville.

Trish Ludin from Melville said she was keen on cycling and thought Bike Week would be a great opportunity for anyone wanting to give cycling a go.

“Get out there and live. See what it’s about,” she said.

“Get an electric bike. They’re so much fun and environmentally friendly. It gives you a new perspective on life as well, and there’s a lot of equipment out there.

“It’s just mindfulness of being able to ride and see things and stop and look.”

Bike Week is delivered in partnership with the Department of Transport and WestCycle.

For more information visit Bike Week 2018.


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