The Callaghan event, hosted by The Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment, in conjunction with Sustainability @ UoN and NUSPort, will include three planned bike routes, which will finish at The Forum. The Central Coast event will follow Chittaway Roundabout along Enterprise Drive to The Cafeteria on campus.
Riders will have access to the showering and changing facilities at The Forum, and will be rewarded for their involvement with an end of ride breakfast to refuel before starting the work day.
Tom Farrell Institute Director Tim Roberts said the University is committed to engaging in sound environmental practice and continually improving its environmental sustainability performance.
“Ride to Work Day is a behaviour change program that encourages people to feel good and have fun by commuting to work by bike and experiencing the health, financial and environmental benefits of riding,” he said.
Ride to Work Day 2009 involved 95,000 participants across Australia. Registered riders pedalled 700,207km which equates to riding around the world 17 times.
To register for the event and check out the routes go to: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/ridetowork
• Wednesday October 13, 8-9am, The Forum Sports and Aquatics Centre, Callaghan campus.
• Wednesday October 13, 8-9am, outside the Cafeteria, Central Coast campus.