March 10, 2010

Cycling 65km for a cause!

I've lived in a few different places in Canberra, but I've always commuted by bicycle (or bus for those lazy, sick or rainy days). The photo above was from my daily commute from Cook when I used to live there. I love the signs (especially the top one). This stretch of road was always exciting for the tunnels, hairpin turns (see the mirror just before the tunnel entrance?), and dive-bombing magpies.

Canberra has a great bicycle network, with a mix of on-road cycling lanes and shared (pedestrian/cyclist) off-road paths.

This year, I'm straying from the well-beaten track (to and from Uni). I'll be tackling a nice hilly 65km ride on my trusty commuter bike, organised by the Amy Gillett foundation.
If you would like to sponsor me for the ride, please visit
Donations over $2 are fully tax deductible (in Australia)

All money raised will go to supporting the Amy Gillett Foundation’s road safety initiatives:
The Amy Gillett Foundation's primary objective is to reduce the incidence of injury and death caused by the interaction between cyclists and motorists. In doing so, we hope to promote a safe and harmonious relationship of shared respect between the two groups.

Regardless of whether or not you choose to donate, please keep an eye out for cyclists on the roads wherever you live!

Thanks for reading, I'll be back to the regular crafty posts soon.


Ruby Star said...

Canberra is so great for cycling. I used to ride from Curtin into Civic for work.
Good luck with your 65km ride.

JenMeister said...

Hi Tracey - it is great, isn't it? Curtin to Civic would be a nice commute, similar to the one I do (Kingston to Civic).

I managed to get through the ride fine :) It was quite a sight to see, over 700 cyclists turned up, most of them clad in the same jersey!

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