Sydney’s cycle challenge expands state-wide

September 13, 2018 by  

Business outlets in Alexandria and throughout the City of Sydney have done it and now the Sydney Rides Challenge is spreading to areas across New South Wales .

The local success of the multi-year challenge will now be experienced state-wide with the concept to be rebranded as the “Biketober Business Challenge” and rolled out as part of the Get Healthy at Work programme run by NSW Health.

The aim of the challenge is to demonstrate how enjoyable and easy it can be to ride a bike to work and employees will be encouraged to enlist and compete against staff from other businesses.

Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore said the Sydney Rides Challenge had attracted interest and participation from as far afield as the Blue Mountains and it was therefore no surprise that the challenge would be popular across the state. She added:

“From Wollongong to Wagga Wagga and Newcastle to Broken Hill, I’m looking forward to seeing workplaces across New South Wales get involved.”

The Biketober Business Challenge, to be held from October 1 to 31, has been deemed a great way for people `to be more active’, according to NSW Office of Preventive Health’s Professor Chris Rissell who added:

“Business owners also stand to benefit. Supporting employees to ride can help manage transport demands while enhancing your organisation’s corporate image and benefiting the wider community.”

The logo design of companies such as Qantas, Westpac, NRMA and Hilton Hotel Sydney highlighted some of the entrants in Sydney’s 2017 challenge.