I am a mother of 4, a grandmother and I commute to work regularly and I ride on the weekend for recreation. I am passionate about cycling because it has so many benefits, not just for the cyclist but for the whole community.
Like many Australians, Chris rode a bike to school, but traded two wheels for four in university and the workplace as an ICT professional for the last 20 years. But 5 years ago, frustrated with the cost of public transport and running two motor vehicles, one of which just to sit at the train station all day, he decided to ride from his home in Jindalee to work in the Brisbane CBD.
Peter Mah has a background in the mining industry and has lived in Perth for the past 12 years. A cyclist from his high school days he continued to ride even when living in small outback mining towns.
Sundance adopted cycling as his principal means of transport in high school. Since moving to Adelaide to study at university he has fallen in love with the network of off-road paths through the Adelaide parklands, the River Torrens linear park, and the beachfront esplanade areas, and wants to see such infrastructure expanded and provided in urban and rural communities across the country. He sees mandatory helmet laws and lack of infrastructure as major impediments to a greater uptake of utility cycling.
Childhood paperboy and chemist boy, Jai Cooper, has taken the use of his bike to great lengths. What began as simply a way to get around, cycling for Jai took a major importance when an injury ended his ability to walk significant distances.