Bike Week 2018

March 16, 2018 | Category =

Bike Week, Western Australia’s annual celebration of bike riding, is back for 2018.

Presented in partnership by the Department of Transport and WestCycle, Bike Week 2018 will run from Friday 16th March to Sunday 25th March 2018.

Fun for all

Bike Week 2018 is a jam packed community shindig that’s open to all, whether you ride a little, a lot or you haven’t been on a bike in years. A diverse lineup of events across metropolitan and regional Western Australia offers something for everyone from casual bike riders and regular commuters to children, families, seniors and everyone in-between.

Pedalling on

For more than 30 years Bike Week has played an integral role in promoting bike riding across Western Australia. Past Bike Week events have included two wheeled treasure hunts, bike breakfasts, Ride2School Day, social rides, workshops, comedy shows, pedal-powered film screenings and much much more.

Bike Week Grant Program

The Department of Transport’s grant program helps organisations and groups to run Bike Week 2018 events. Full details about the grant program can be found here.

Inaugural MSWA Albany Ride

February 17, 2018 | Category =
Inaugural MSWA Albany Ride

Join MSWA for the inaugural Albany Ride!

Be part of this unique community cycling event and enjoy some of Albany’s incredible scenery as you put your body – and bike – on the line and support people living with MS and all neurological conditions in the Great Southern region.

Choose from 3 rides: 10km Twilight Family Ride, 40km ride, or 80km Challenge.

Guest Speaker: Jeremy Scott – Round the World Cyclist

November 14, 2017 | Category =
Jeremy Scott speaking event

The Long Road from a Broken Heart

Jeremy Scott, world cyclist and author of “The Long Road from a Broken Heart” will talk about his amazing journey from life saving open heart surgery as a child to an incredible 51,916 km cycling adventure from Britain to New Zealand.

After the talk, join Jeremy for a Question & Answer session and a Book Signing.

About Jeremy:

As a four year old child in 1977, Jeremy Scott lay in an Auckland hospital bed awaiting life-saving open heart surgery. His cardiologist was the renowned Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes and the procedure turned out to be a huge success. Thirty four years after this surgery, Jeremy was healthy and happy but knew in his heart that he needed a challenge. That challenge came in the shape of a 51,916km bicycle ride from Britain to New Zealand.

Cycling solo, without sponsorship or the benefit of a support crew, Jeremy pedalled through 29 countries on his ride from London to Auckland.

Two years and seven months after his departure from London, his epic challenge came to an emotional conclusion in his hometown of Auckland. This journey highlights what anyone can achieve with a little self-belief and the courage to chase a dream.

At the conclusion of the journey, Jeremy wrote his first book ‘The Long Road From a Broken Heart’.

Guest Speaker: Andrew Liddawi from Break the Boundary

November 11, 2017 | Category =
Break the Boundary Talk

Andrew Liddawi founder of Break the Boundary will be speaking about his team’s 5th consecutive Cape to Cape Mountain Bike Handcycling.

Break the Boundary comprises of adventure enthusiasts who volunteer their time to help spread the message of adaptive mountain biking around Australia. Team members take different roles to help people with a physical disability accomplish and break different boundaries, such as the annual Cape to Cape MTB race in Western Australia. Constantly being at the forefront of Australian history, the team continues to expand, diversify and help each other were possible and accomplish more brazen feats each year!

Break the Boundary Founder, Andrew says: “I set out on a mission early 2011 to rediscover mountain biking on a handcycle after a bad MTB accident in 2008 which left me completely paralyzed from the waist down. After several events and many rides around Australia, I get a drive from bringing new riders into the slowly developing sport of Off Road Handcycling during my spare time while advocating for more inclusion around WA and other states in Australia.”

Come along to this free community talk to hear more about Andrew’s inspirational journey and the organisation that he has founded.

The Amazing Albany Bike Ride

November 5, 2017 | Category =
Bike Riders at the Gap

Join the stars of the WM3 Pro Cycling Team for the most scenic ride in WA, The Amazing Albany Bike Ride – 83km of Cycling Heaven!

The Amazing Albany Bike Ride (TAABR) is the curtain raiser participation event of the Tour of Margaret River Pro Am for 2017. The Tour is Australia’s largest road race and the only cycling pro-am in the country.

TAABR is an 82km course that directs riders to local attractions and tourist destinations. Based on the Amazing Albany Frenchman Bay locals favourite ride, the route features what is arguably the most spectacular scenic road ride in the state. Setting out from the National ANZAC Centre on the majestic Mount Clarence and proceeding around Princess Royal Drive, the full TAABR route swings riders around Frenchman Bay with out and back legs taking them to stunning scenic attractions such as Salmon Holes, The Gap, Stony Hill and the Albany Wind Farm.

Cyclists of all types, ages, backgrounds and skill levels will be encouraged to ride. A 47.5km short route has been included within the longer course to cater for riders of various levels of ability. This ride E-bikes are welcome and encouraged, and will be promoted as a great way for cycling enthusiasts to maintain their contact with ride groups. Forward and rear ride guides will chaperone, support and coach the riders who choose to ride the shorter course. The rider field will be separated into four groups according to estimated riding speed (30km/h, 28km/h, 26km/h, 24km/h). Regrouping will occur at each check point.

Last year TAABR was lead out by Dutch cycling superstar Marianne Vos and Australian cycling legend Robbie McEwen. Marianne is the most decorated professional cyclist of the modern era…in short, there is no professional cyclist more complete or accomplished than Marianne. This year Marianne is back with her entire WM3 Pro Cycling Team, including her Directeur Sportif, Jeroen Blijlevens, who is one of only a handful of cyclists to have won stages in all three Grand Tours in Europe. Marianne and her team members will ride with TAABR, working up and down the peloton, speaking with riders, offering advice and giving the occasional push to those who need it.

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