Saturday, May 25, 2024

Wollongong in gear for Bike City honour

Wollongong City Council has been presented with the city’s official recognition as a UCI Bike City in front of a 1000-strong crowd of cycling enthusiasts.

The cycling fans, many of them with their bikes ready to participate in the day’s Wollongong 2022 Community Ride, were witnesses for the official handover of the UCI Bike City plaque to Wollongong City Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Tania Brown.

“What an exciting moment this is for our city and our Bike City status was lived by our community today with lots of riders of all ages participating in the Wollongong 2022 Community Ride, or cheering on those who were,’’ said Wollongong City Council General Manager, Greg Doyle.

“As an organisation, Council has worked hard to improve and invest in a range of cycling infrastructure right across our city. We want to support cycling for all and we want everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy bike riding and build their skills.

“In recent years Council has been improving bike infrastructure with separated cycleways and pop-up cycling routes, as well as investing in facilities like Cringila Hills and our local bike tracks.”

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