Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Peak fitness hour

National Ride to Work was an unmitigated success, given that the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, pledged $30 million over five years to construct 55 kilometres of separated cycle ways.

I am yet to bite the bullet, giving in easily to my partner's argument that the 50km round trip is too far.

I will let loyal blog readers know if and when I change my mind. Anyone a cyclist? Is 50km too much to fit into an intense working day?
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About 10,000 people pedalled in to work in Sydney during
National Ride to Work Day today, Bicycle NSW's Elizabeth Hole

"We have contributed to less congestion on the roads today,
reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and first-time cyclists are every
excited they can do this," she said.

Before today, more than 60,000 people nationally were expected
to participate in the event.

But organisers today said as many as 75,000 had taken part.

Sydney's Lord Mayor Clover Moore, state MPs, media personalities
and police officers joined about 700 cyclists at a Ride to
Work Day breakfast in the city.

The breakfast - at Hickson Road, Millers Point - was just one of
many that took place as part of Ride to Work Day, which aims to
encourage commuters to discover the benefits of cycling to

The City of Sydney was spending $30 million over five years to
construct 55 kilometres of separated cycleways, Cr Moore said to
strong applause from the cyclists.
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