On your bike…. For a free breakfast

May 11 / 61

The University’s Bicycle Users Group (BUG) hosted a free breakfast for staff and students who rode to work on Wednesday 11 May to promote the health and environmental benefits of cycling.

Bicycle Transport Officer Beck Roy said the free breakfast provided a delicious incentive for members of the University community to use sustainable forms of transport in their daily commute.

“It's great to see people who live locally jumping on their bike and commuting to the University,” she said. 

“The people we surveyed at the breakfast lived in a wide range of different locations, some as far away as Eltham and East Malvern”

Almost 40 staff and students enjoyed the breakfast. Ms Roy said the pancakes were especially popular. 

The BUG also awarded prizes to winners randomly drawn from the list of attendees.  

Two Melbourne University cycling jerseys donated by MU Sport were won by Ash Perera and Simon French, and three drink bottles were awarded to Jo Helsby, Erminia Colucci and Damien Harford.

Ms Roy said it was great to see the growth of a strong cycling culture at the University.

 “Bike riding has many benefits,” she said. 

“Not only is it cheap, easy, fun and healthy, it is also good for the environment.”

The University’s BUG is formed by staff from Property and Campus Services (Sustainability Unit), the MU Student Union Ltd and Melbourne University Sport.

The Ride to Uni breakfast was part of the University’s overall strategy to achieve a sustainable campus.

Ms Roy said the BUG would hold another free breakfast on Wednesday 3 August.

 

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