Issue 17
Monday, 09 October 2017
Charles Darwin University
Chain gang: health, happiness and productivity are boosted by biking
Chain gang: health, happiness and productivity are boosted by biking

Lycra-up for 18 October

By Andrew Hall

Charles Darwin University is, once again, promoting the benefits of getting out of your four-wheeled conveyance and on to a two-wheeler on Wednesday, 18 October.

It is National Ride2Work Day, Australia’s largest celebration of bicycle commuting, and a day to join with other community members in doing something positive for yourself and the environment.

The main objective of the day is to normalise the idea of riding to work. It encourages people who have never ridden to work before to give it a go, and it allows regular riders to stay motivated and encourage their work mates to get involved.

To help those whose trusty treadlies might not have had a trundle for a while, a bike safety session will be held at Casuarina campus on Tuesday, 17 October from noon to 12.45pm in Blue 1 Theatre.

CDU Senior Occupational Health and Wellbeing Consultant Rhonda Hedger said she also encouraged people who lived in the vicinity of CDU campuses and centres to walk to work if they did not have access to a bicycle or if they felt more comfortable walking.

“Let’s make the day a celebration of health and community involvement for as many people as possible,” she said.

A (free) light breakfast will be served in the Casuarina campus breezeway between the library and canteen area on 18 October between 7.30am and 8.30am for all those who made an effort to ride or walk to work.