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Ride to work - cheapest and most efficient way to exercise
Currently in Australia about two thirds of people don't get enough exercise to maintain their health. At the same time our cities experience chunks of traffic (especially during the times for commuting to and from work on weekdays). One of those solutions to tackle both of these issues is to try to get people out of cars and onto bikes.
Riding your bikes to work is one of the easiest and most time-efficient ways to fit in exercise to your daily routine. By swapping the car, train, bus or tram for a bike you will certainly get your daily dose of exercise and possibly vitamin D (on the sunnier days) whilst reducing the traffic on the roads, not to mention the money you will save from petrol and gym memberships.
The largest celebration of commuter riding in Australia is happening again this year on the 18th of October between 6am-9am. The main objective of the day is to normalise the idea of riding to work. It helps to encourage people who may have never ridden to work before to give it a go, and allows regular riders to stay motivated and encourage their work mates to get involved.
This is a completely free event and no booking is required, simply show up to Melbourne's Docklands, which is supporting this event. Make sure you saddle up and meet near the 'Cow Up a Tree' sculpture located at 131-141 Harbour Esplanade. The morning event will include displays, breakfast and plenty more.
So why not get involved, and if you need more reason than your own health, riding to work will also help care for the environment. Cycling is a zero greenhouse gas emission transport. Also, having more cyclists on the roads leads to a safer commute for everyone and will increase the need for better bike facilities in general around our cities.
To find out more about the event, simply head to their website.