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Lismore Council joins Biketober Challenge

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Lismore City Council has joined the Biketober Business Challenge and is urging local businesses to sign up and encourage their staff to jump on their bikes in October.

Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith and council staff getting on their bikes for Biketober. Photo supplied.

Mayor of Lismore Isaac Smith said, ‘Lismore City Council is encouraging everyone to join the Biketober Challenge.

‘Not only is it fun, but it is a great way to get fit and healthy, and stay that way.’

The challenge is being organised by Get Healthy at Work, a NSW Government program that aims to create healthy workplaces and improve the health of working adults across the state.

Last year, 3798 participants from 392 organisations took part, including 613 new riders, riding a total of 932,900km – that’s more than 23 cycles around the world.

‘We are all feeling cooped up with COVID, so this is a great way to get out and breath the fresh air,’ said Mayor Smith.

‘Our local bikes shops are telling us that they can’t keep up with demand at the moment as people look for a healthy way to get out during COVID.

‘All people need to do is register for the challenge under Lismore City Council at www.lovetoride.net then simply ride for as little as 10 minutes or more during October,’ said Mayor Smith.

‘It’s not just about who can cycle the furthest or the most often, but who can encourage the most people to give cycling a go.’

Individuals who are not part of a workplace are welcome to take part. All individuals who live or work in NSW are eligible to win spot prizes.

For more information and to register, go to www.lovetoride.net.


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