Every year Geraldton embraces Bikeweek in a big way, and this year was no exception with 44 participants cycling more than 8000km over the course of the events, and Time Trial participant, Ben Freer, walking away with a brand new bike donated by Revolutions, Geraldton.
Bikeweek is a collection of events held across Western Australia from 15 to 23 March that encourages people of all ages to take up cycling as a healthy and inexpensive mode of transport and the City of Greater Geraldton along with some local businesses, supports the initiative.
“However,” said City Sustainable Transport Officer, Bronwyn Neville, “this year Geraldton pedalled the Bikeweek event even further with the Commuter Challenge rolling on from March 3 until March 30.”
She said a great turnout of 44 bike riders racked up a total of 8872km over the three weeks of the Commuter Challenge, with the ACCS team in the novice category covering the greatest distance of 1133.4km and Weekend Warrier pedalling 3331km in the Experienced category.
“Bikeweek has been a great success with ‘Roll with Us’ having a great turnout, Why Not Wednesday Commuter Breakfast had 53 cyclists and the Night Ride was lit up with 28 riders enjoying the sunset over the Esplanade and a sundowner at Pollinators on Marine Terrace,” said Ms Neville.
“The weekend was also a roaring success with 53 participants getting out early on Sunday for the 22km and 44km Coastal Time Trial and 20 people enjoyed the lovely Family Fun ride.”
Time trial 22km winners were Jeff Peacock and Sara Armitage (male and female) and 44km winners were Andre Eastough/Jason Potts and Jacinta Potts (male and female).