Sydney commuters using their bikes to get to work on Wednesday, October 12, can look forward to a free breakfast courtesy of the City of Sydney.

The council’s Ride to Work Day Breakfast will be held in Hyde Park South between 7-9.30am as part of National Ride to Work Day, an initiative of the inaugural Sydney Rides Festival, a week-long celebration of cycling that runs from October 8-16 and features a wide range of events designed to appeal to bike riders and non-bike riders of all ages.

“This is the City’s way of saying thank you to the growing number of people who are helping reduce congestion on our roads and freeing up seats on overcrowded public transport by using their bikes to commute each day,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP said.

“Bike riders who stop off at Hyde Park South on their way to work will be able to enjoy pastries courtesy of Bakers Delight, bananas from Australian Bananas and coffee and juice provided by the City of Sydney.

“They will also be able to get a free bike tune-up, get free bike posture advice from members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, visit a range of information stalls and meet and mix with fellow bike riding commuters.”

Moore said during the last year, Sydney had seen a dramatic increase in the number of people choosing to take advantage of our bike network to beat the congestion during the morning and afternoon peak period.

“Bike counts carried out during the past 12 months have shown that bike trips have doubled and tripled in areas where we’ve built the network and these figures will increase as more of the network is linked up,” she said.

2500 bike riders took part at last year’s breakfast.

For more information about the Sydney Rides Festival visit: www.sydneyridesfestival.net

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