BIKE WEEK: Kylie Bradford, Sue Willett and Jeanette Farrugia enjoying their free coffee as part of the council's Try the 5 campaign.
BIKE WEEK: Kylie Bradford, Sue Willett and Jeanette Farrugia enjoying their free coffee as part of the council's Try the 5 campaign. Rainee Shepperson

Free breakfast tastes better after a morning bike ride

GETTING active has never been more enticing thanks to the Try the 5 campaign.

Kicking off this morning, the first free breakfast was held at Bluewater Quay as part of bike week.

Kylie Bradford, Sue Willett and Jeanette Farrugia all took part in the event, riding their bikes to the riverside for a free coffee.

Ms Willett said the Mackay Regional Council campaign had given her an incentive to get back on the bike.

"I've been spending a lot of my time swimming, but when I saw this event I thought it would be a good chance to get back onto my bike and start riding more frequently,” she said.

"It's also a good opportunity to catch up with friends.”

Ms Bradford said riding her bike to the breakfast event had allowed her to make new friends.

"It's a good way to meet like-minded people who I can now exercise with again,” she said.

Ms Farrugia said the Try the 5 campaign was a good way of encouraging people of all ages to get active. "I think it is so important to start getting active at a young age and then carry on those healthy habits as you get older,” she said.

The Try the 5 campaign is about encouraging the community to get active during the month of May. Events will be held each week including bike riding, adrenaline sports, water sports, gym training, walking and running.



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