Woodside sponsored the Woodside Ride2Work breakfast at Elizabeth Quay from 6.30-8.30am on 12 October 2016. Cyclists made the most of the sunny weather and enjoyed the cycling and healthy living information stalls as well as a nutritional breakfast and well deserved coffee.
Faye Fan, a Graduate IT Analyst, in her first year at Woodside, was one of the record two thousand plus attendees at the breakfast. "Staff of all ages and positions enjoyed the event," says Faye. "I know it was a successful day because the bike racks were all full." Two hundred plus Woodside staff supported the event.
Woodside has an active cycling community, with about 70% who ride to work more than twice a week. "I ride to work almost every day," says Faye, "It allows me to clear my mind before I start the day." She is not alone in recognising the health benefits of cycling. Bicycling WA and the State Department of Transport encourage cycling as a means to reduce the likelihood of cardiovascular diseases, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, obesity and depression.
As summer approaches, we hope to see the community endorse this healthy and sustainable means of travel to work and beyond. If you would like to learn more about cycling, please visit Bicycling WA's website.