Get Mooving and ride to work

Posted on 6 May 2019

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It was published in May 2019, so the information may be out-of-date.

Greater Shepparton residents are encouraged to jump on their bike and ride to work on Friday 10 May as part of Council’s Get Mooving program.

Ride to Work Day will see locals ride their way to Victoria Park Lake between 7am-9am, where they will be greeted with a free breakfast of bacon and eggs rolls, cereal, fruit and juice. There will also be a coffee truck available.

From there, riders will make their way to work, school or university after starting their morning with a bit of exercise.

The morning will link in with the departure of the Tour de Cure riders, who will be leaving Shepparton that morning as part of their Signature Tour.

The Signature Tour sees riders travel through Sydney, Canberra, Shepparton and Geelong, covering 1,400km and raising funds for cancer research.

A live cross from Sunrise to the Tour de Cure riders in Shepparton will be a feature of the morning. Sunrise co-host Mark Beretta and AFL legend Tony Lockett will form part of the tour group and will be on site.

AFL Goulburn Murray will also be in attendance with free inflatable footy activities for the young ones.

Council Deputy Mayor Cr Shelley Sutton encouraged all Greater Shepparton residents to get involved.

“Simply riding your bike to work can be a great way to get your daily exercise in,” Cr Sutton said.

“There will be plenty happening on the morning including a live cross from Sunrise and breakfast and coffee.

“You can ride alone or cycle down as a family, the morning is open to anyone who has a bike and is willing to get involved. Even if you can’t get to Victoria Park Lake, we still encourage everyone to ride to work and get active.”