Join us on Monday 29 January as we get pedalling to #BiketheStrike
Time for pedal power
With a train strike and traffic chaos looming, we’re calling all of Sydney to join us as we #BiketheStrike.
With more than one million Sydneysiders living within a 30-minute ride of the city, now’s the perfect time to give bike riding a go.
Best of all – riding a bike to work is quick, easy, cheap and not to mention good for you.
You can save time and money while leaving the frustration of crawling traffic jams, costly cabs and packed buses behind.
Go on, get pedalling. Who knows, you may just find you love it?
City of Sydney are here to help
The world doesn’t have to stop because the trains have. The City of Sydney are keen to keep the city moving and are offering a range of services over the next week to help out anyone who wants to ride to work on Monday.
Don’t have a shower at work? City of Sydney swimming pools will provide free access and changing facilities to anyone riding, walking or running to work on the day of the train strike.
For more tips and advice from the City of Sydney, check out their handy Bike the Strike website.
Tips for newbies
Riding to work doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s three key steps for any first-time commuters.
1. Grab a bike
Find a bike, set it up to your size and ensure it’s in top working condition. This includes checking the tyres, brakes, lights and bell. Watch how this can be done in a few easy steps.
2. Go on a test ride
Plan your route and check it out in advance with a trial ride.
3. Get the inside word
Chat to regular riders at your workplace and ask for advice on the best riding routes, where to park your bike and where to shower (if you think you’ll need to).
For more tips and advice, check out our Ride2Work resources.
As regular riders this is our chance help even more people discover why bike riding really is the best way to get around. We’re looking to the bike community to unite and help out those who may be keen to give bike riding a go.
Here’s some easy ways you can help:
1. Host a Ride2Work bike bus
Whether you’re a BUG, club or individual – host a Ride2Work bike bus on Monday to help out those who may be too nervous to commute to the city alone.
Simply share the details of your ride using #bikethestrike and tag us below.
Ride from Edgecliff station – Meet at 7:45am, for an 8am start out the front of Edgecliff Station to cycle with Bicycle Network and members of BikeEast to the city. For more details and the specific route, visit the event on Facebook.
2. Buddy up
Riding is always more fun with mates so why not buddy up with a friend, colleague or neighbour and help them give bike riding a go.
Helpful advice and a friendly word of encouragement can go a long way.