Ride to Work Day, Burnie
October 12, 2011
The Rural Clinical School, attached to the North-West Regional Hospital in Burnie hosted a breakfast on Wednesday morning to celebrate National Ride to Work Day, along with 150,000 people across Australia.
This year, nearly every Thursday morning a bike breakfast is held for those who ride, walk or run – travel sustainably – to the hospital/clinical school. It is usually populated by the hard core few (five or six) riders, plus a number of 4th and 5th year medical students, but yesterday, NINE bikes were tied up at the bike racks, this year’s record and many more from the hospital and who work at the clinical school walked or ran. It was a splendid morning, with extra special banana (yep, bananas) smoothies, raspberry yoghurt and mountains of mango and muesli.
Burnie itself had a much greater than usual number of commuters pushing pedals yesterday, and generally speaking, a large amount of enthusiasm was expressed for the event, and riding in general. Bring on the commuter revolution.