On your bike and ride to work
Next Wednesday is national Ride to Work Day and Mark Guy from Rochdale Accounting and Financial Services will be leading a group of riders from Ballina to Goonellabah. The 36.5km ride will go through Uralba, Rous and Tregeagle and arrive at Goonellabah for a hearty breakfast of eggs and bacon.
Mark, who is a member of the Ballina Bicycle Users Group and rides mountain bikes competitively and socially, said he rides to work “as infrequently as possible”.
He has been involved with Ride to Work Day since its inception three years ago and is expecting at least a dozen of his colleagues to join him this year.
“It promotes cycling, good health and all the issues around transport, fuel and oil,” he said.
Anyone else wanting to join in is most welcome. If the ride from Ballina seems like too much effort, you can join in at Alstonville.
Mark Guy said more people would ride to work around here if it wasn't so hilly. “
And you have people living on the coast and working inland,” he said.
If your workplace wants to register an event, go to www.ridetowork.com.au.
To find out more about Mark's ride go to www.rochdalehouse
.com.au where you can see the route and times, or phone 6624 6622.