Hitting the pavement for Ride2Work Day

A SEA of lycra, helmets and bicycles graced the Hobart waterfront last month for the National Ride2Work Day breakfast event.

Held annually in October, the event is the largest celebration of commuter riding in Australia.

Recognising the benefits of cycling to work, it encourages frequent riders to stay motivated and inspire their workmates to get involved.

The breakfast event brought together the local cycling community and featured tea, coffee and special smoothies made with the power of pedalling.

Local cyclist Craig Harding said he rode to work three to four times a week.

“Riding gives you time to clear the mind and think through and logically plan your work day,” he said.

“It also provides exercise to otherwise wasted time commuting, avoids the stresses of traffic congestion, which can be particularly bad in the mornings, and offers an appreciation of the beauty of Hobart taken in from a range of vantage points, especially the top of the Tasman Bridge.”

This year’s National Ride2Work Day breakfast event was held at Mawson Place in Hobart.

For more information, visit www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/rides-and-events/ride2work/ride2work-day.

Caption: Cyclist Craig Harding making his pedal-powered banana smoothie at the National Ride2Work Day breakfast event last month.