Central Coast Council encourages everyone back in the saddle for Bike Week 2019

IF there was ever a time to get back into the saddle, Central Coast Council is hoping Bike Week 2019 is it.

Fun and informative cycling focussed activities will be on offer for the Central Coast community as part of the week which runs from September 21 to 29.

Central Coast Council's Director Connected Communities, Julie Vaughan said the NSW Government initiative was a 'fantastic event' that the council was only too happy to be offering to the Central Coast community.

"Bike Week is the perfect opportunity to learn or refine essential skills to ride safely and to maintain your bike," Ms Vaughan said.

GET ACTIVE: Bike Week runs from September 21 to 29. A range of activities will be on offer to encourage people back to cycling.

GET ACTIVE: Bike Week runs from September 21 to 29. A range of activities will be on offer to encourage people back to cycling.

"Cycling is a practical transport mode to access work, study and services and a great way to get active and to enjoy our beautiful region using our cycleways and shared pathways.

"There's nothing quite like taking in our scenic waterways whilst riding a bike."

Mayor Jane Smith said cycling was a great way to improve community health and wellbeing.

She said it was an environmentally friendly transport mode that enhances 'the liveability and sustainability' of the Central Coast.

"If you're keen to use cycling for fun, to get active or to get around, Bike Week is a way to get started," Mayor Smith said.

Bike Week runs from September 21 to 29 and is set to include a series of activities to promote safe cycling on the Central Coast:

  • Learn to Ride Workshop - Saturday 21 September, 9.30-10am or 10.15-10.45am, Palmdale
  • Cycling Skills Workshop - Saturday 21 September, 11am-12.30pm, Palmdale
  • Bicycle Maintenance Workshop - Saturday 21 September, 1-2.30pm, Palmdale
  • Storytime at our libraries - Monday 23 September - Friday 27 September
  • Paddle to Pedal Tour - Friday 27 September, 9am-3pm, Woy Woy

To find out more information about Bike Week and the activities on offer visit centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/whats-on