Bicycle Network: Workplace
Getting your workplace involved as is a great way for us to understand your needs and how to meet them.
Workplace Coordinators make a huge difference in bringing together people at their workplace. Some are regular commuters - others don't ride a bike at all but have a passion for active transport. You can be involved as little or as much as you'd like to be. Could this be you?
Workplace Ambassadors are senior representatives who lead the way. Nominate one today and raise the profile of your organisation!
Together, you can build your case for improved facilities, with some great tools available here.
If there's a few of you, perhaps consider setting up a Workplace BUG (Bicycle User Group). A united voice of employees can help get things going and have a presence within your organisation.
Service with a smile!
Gran Prix Bicycles took their support of riding to work to the next level, presenting a bicycle maintenance workshop to the staff at Madman Entertainment in Richmond. Held on Ride2Work Day, the 35 riders (39% of their workforce) were greeted with breakfast and some great tips. Lawrence Fung, the Ride2Work Workplace Coordinator at Madman told us that their strong bike culture starts at the top, with Managing Director Tim Anderson who rides a tandem to work.
After conducting the workhop, the Gran Prix Bicycles crew moved on to the bike storage area, and conducted safety checks on each bike. Two hours later, the job was done and there were more than 40 bikes checked. Most of them were well maintained, although the perennial chain lube was required.
Great work Madman Entertainment and Gran Prix Bicycles!
Picture L-R, Brad C (Gran Prix instructor), Tim A (Madman MD), Lawrence F (Madman Ride2Work Coordinator) and colleagues.
Workplace Profile - James Cook University
James Cook University has a vibrant cycling culture and largely due to the efforts of the 94 member JCU BUG and its long-time president, Adella Edwards. In addition to ensuring adequate parking and end-of-trip facilities at the Townsville and Cairns campuses, they also collected over 70 abandoned bicycles which where possible were refurbished and either sold or given back to students.