16 Oct 2012 Cycle to Work Day – Thursday 18 October
The Outriders Cycle Club of Table View and the Pedal Power Association are promoting a “cycle to work day” on Thursday 18 October, in support of National Transport month. On this day, cyclists who pedal to work along the West Coast cycle path are in for a surprise: We’ll have our gazebos up between 06h30 and 08h00 at the Woodbridge Island traffic light and will offer a FREE cup of coffee to commuters, walkers and roller bladers.
What do you need to cycle to work?
Firstly, you need to find a safe route: Check if there are any bicycle paths in your area, and use them where possible. You don’t have to duck the cars, and you can move swiftly ahead.
Be visible: Wear bright clothing. The brighter and more reflective, the better.
Be careful: Ride as if you are invisible to traffic, until you are sure a car has seen you.
Always wear a helmet (it has been law since 2004).
ALWAYS STOP AT RED TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND ALL STOP STREETS and even if the light is green for you to cross an intersection, look out for motorists jumping the lights.
What about your work clothes?
The best way of getting your clothes to the office is to attach bike racks and panniers to your bike. Put your clothes in one pannier and your food for the day in the other. Alternatively, get a small backpack.
You could even take some spare clothes to work by car the day before and leave it at the office, so that you do not have to carry many clothes with you on the day.