GOOD ADVICE: Seira Ikeuchi, Caitlin Robinson and Karin English prepare to ride their bikes to university on Ride2Work Day.
GOOD ADVICE: Seira Ikeuchi, Caitlin Robinson and Karin English prepare to ride their bikes to university on Ride2Work Day.

On your bike ... you'll be healthier

PUMP up your tyres, grease your chain and dust off your helmet - today is national Ride2Work Day.

Staff and students at the University of Queensland Ipswich campus will jump on their bikes today, and Ipswich City Council will host an event for CBD workers next Wednesday.

UQ Ipswich ride organiser Seira Ikeuchi said she rode to uni every day, but encouraged classmates to make cycling a habit.

"A few other people ride occasionally, but this is about making more people realise it's an easy, healthy option," she said.

Bicycle Network spokesman Adam Fratantaro said 18% of Australians rode regularly, according to the National Cycling Participation Survey last year.

He said that 63% of non-regular cyclists who took part in Ride2Work Day 2011 now rode to work at least once a week.

Find out about next Wednesday's event by searching for "Ride2Work" on ipswich.qld.gov.au.

Email us your ride to work photographs and we'll publish them online. Remember to include Ride2Work in the subject field. Email the QT at photos@qt.com

Alternatively click here qt.com.au/your-story to add a story and photographs about your ride to work.



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