With just one month to go until the biggest participation ride in the nation’s capital – Amy’s Big Canberra Bike Ride – one of cycling’s biggest names has put out a rallying call for the public to get involved and make 2015 the best event yet.
Dual Olympic gold medalist, ten-time world champion and five-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Anna Meares will be cycling shoulder to shoulder with the Canberra community on March 1 as Ride Ambassador of Amy’s Big Canberra Bike Ride 2015.
Meares, uvex Ambassador, said the event is a wonderful day on and off the bike that promotes safer cycling and harnesses the community spirit that bike riding fosters.
“I’ve signed up for Amy’s Big Canberra Bike Ride and am calling on the Canberra bike riding community to do the same and join me at the start line on March 1st,” Meares said.
“It is going to be a great day, the courses will take riders through beautiful parts of Canberra in a safe and social setting, and the Event Village will be buzzing all day long for family and friends to soak up the atmosphere.”
“Only one month to go, secure your spot today!”
Thousands of participants will be jumping on their bikes and pedalling a range of scenic routes on Sunday March 1st. With distances ranging from 5km to 120km, the event is suited to beginners all the way through to the competitive cyclist.
For the first time, participants in the shorter rides will have the city to themselves, riding on closed roads in the heart of Canberra’s CBD.
Amy’s Big Canberra Bike Ride 2015 supports the important work of the Amy Gillett Foundation, a charity with one purpose – reducing the incidence of death and injury of bike riders.
The 2015 website is now open at www.bcbr.org.au where people can register and access full ride details and FAQs.