Cyclists of all ages and fitness levels are welcome at the Saturday Community Bike Rides.
Cyclists of all ages and fitness levels are welcome at the Saturday Community Bike Rides.

Tour de Hogbin grows



THE Saturday Community Bike Ride continues to grow in numbers.

Last week, over 40 cyclists of various ages and fitness levels joined their fellow enthusiasts at City Square at 6.30am. Four options were on offer with rides ranging from 20km at a gentle pace to 38km at top speed.

"What we're aiming for is around 100 riders eventual- ly," cycling enthusiast and councillor, Ian Hogbin, said.

"We all agree that cycling is good for your health and the environment."

"Coffs Harbour is blessed with an exceptionally great climate, great bike paths, and now a great weekly community bike ride."

"There may be those out there who feel intimidated to ride as they may be out of practice, or not have the ly- cra. But this ride is for all of us, no matter our skill level, or our clothing choice. It's a great chance to improve your confidence among other bike riders. Even if you don't own a bike, but wish to join in, you can visit your local bike shop and see if they have a hire bike."

"A great deal of money has been spent on cycling facilities and events and now is a great time to show appreciation by supporting and encouraging more people to take up cycling. More bikes on the roads, all following road rules, will make it safer for all of us," he said.

The Community Bike Rides leaves every Saturday at 6.30am from City Square.

Every rider is back by 7.45am ? in time for a welldeserved full breakfast.



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