Victoria’s new Senator Elect is travelling from Melbourne to Canberra this month – by bike!
On her two week ‘Journey to Canberra’, Janet Rice will cycle through regional Victoria before finally arriving at Parliament House on 30 June 2014. Canberrans are invited to join the Cycling Cavalcade, meeting Janet at the ACT border and escorting her on the home stretch.
Pedal Power Executive Officer, John Armstrong, hopes Rice's ride will get politicians talking about active transport alternatives at the federal level.
"Pedal Power may be apolitical but we welcome any initiative which highlights the use of cycling as a means of effective and sustainable transport. Real change can be driven from the top and it seems Pedal Power and other cycling advocacy groups have an ally in Ms Rice," said Armstrong.
If you're interested in joining Janet Rice's Cavalcade into Canberra, meet at the Gumnut Café in Hall at 11.00am, where riders will also be joined by Shane Rattenbury MLA. The group will then cycle along bike trails to Parliament House, planning to arrive at 1.00pm.
Want to ride out to Hall? Meet on the bike path at Haigh Park near Masson Street, Turner at 9.30 am.
Either way, you will first need to join/RSVP online. You can join / RSVP at . Further route instructions will be given at the Gumnut Café and the plan is to arrive at Parliament House by 1.00pm. Those wishing to join the ride earlier can Please RSVP at . For further details please call Jenni Savigny on 0419 575 642.