Message is 'on ya bike then' for National Ride to Work Day

ON YA bike then, seemed to be the message yesterday as about 40 cyclists across the Valley took part in National Ride to Work day.

"What a perfect combination on a brilliant morning, fresh rolls from Hanks, fresh coffee from Toast, and fresh juice squeezed from fresh fruit supplied by Farmer Lous," said event organiser Nigel Blake of the breakfast that greeted the riders when they arrived in Prince St, Grafton early yesterday morning.

Many of the riders did their part for Grafton's traffic flow problems and the old CO2 emissions by avoiding sitting in the grid lock that plagues Grafton Bridge.

"A number of local riders parked on south side and rode over the bridge saving lots of time that would normally be spent in bridge traffic and looking for a park," said Mr Blake.

Michelle Wade participated in the ride and cycled all the way from her home in Waterview Heights.

"I used to ride pretty regularly but I stopped doing it over winter," said Ms Wade.

"Today was a good reason to get the bike out and start riding again.

"I will probably ride once or twice a week now- to get fit and you know its great way to start the work day."

The Grafton Cycle Club have a whole month events organised and anyone interested in participating can contact Nigel Blake on 6643 0633.

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