Yabba Dabba Cycle Do! Free NSW Bike Week event rescheduled

The Yabba Dabba Cycle Do! free cycling event which was to be held on Sunday, 18 September 2016 was rained out and cancelled. The event has been rescheduled to Saturday, 1 October! So you can still get on your bike to Celebrate NSW Bike Week and enjoy lots of activities near the Visitor Information Centre at Clarendon from 10:30am – 1:30pm.

NSW Bike Week (17-25 September) is an annual celebration of cycling, and encourages everyone in the community to get on a bike in a safe way.

Enjoy the increasing network of shared paths in the beautiful season of Spring. The event is great for the whole family, but all ages are welcome with a range of activities to ensure a fun-filled day for all. And better yet, it’s all free.

Activities include a childrens’ prize wheel, and for the adults, a ‘Best Cycle Rides Around the Hawkesbury’ handy, pocket-sized guide will be given to each group or family on the day. It contains twelve rides, concise maps, detailed routes, road and safety recommendations and the latest cycling rules. The booklet contains lots of useful information about the great rides around our beautiful region.

Extra prizes will be given to those who dress up in a caveman costume or animal prints!

There will also be cycling lessons for all ages from AustCycle instructors. Kids’ lessons commence at 10:30am and at 1:00pm, and group lessons along the George Capper Cycleway will start at 11am. Or, drop in between noon-1pm for individual advice for your bicycle maintenance.

NSW Bike Week focuses on being safe on your bike and reminds you to:

– Always wear an approved bicycle helmet properly fitted and fastened
– Always obey road rules including traffic lights, stop signs and give way signs
– Ride predictably so that other road users don’t have to react suddenly to your movements
– Give hand signals when changing lanes or turning left or right
– Make yourself visible by wearing bright, light or reflective clothing
– Plan your route using quieter streets, bicycle paths or shared paths
– Always be in control of your bike. It is an offence to ride with both hands off the handlebars, feet off the pedals or to carry anything that prevents you from having control.

For more information on this rescheduled event call Council’s Community Safety Coordinator on (02) 4560 4498 or email [email protected]

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