Ride and Stride Week 2017
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Get involved during Ride and Stride Week 2017

Ride and Stride Week 2017 runs from 16-20 October 2017.

All staff are encouraged to think about how they might come to work one day in the week by leaving the car at home and coming either by public transport, walking part of the journey or cycling.

Precinct partners are working across government to improve transport and access at Westmead. This includes the City of Parramatta, Parramatta Light Rail, Roads and Maritime Services, Transport for NSW, Sydney Trains and the bus operators.

We are reaching out to staff, patients, carers and visitors to help us build better linkages to and from the Westmead precinct by providing feedback about their experiences riding and striding during the week.

There are lots of exciting activities planned, including free e-bike trials, cycling road safety pop-up events, a free cyclists breakfast, free smoothie bikes and even a free sausage sizzle! So get involved and help us celebrate our second ever Ride and Stride Week.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about how you can get involved, contact us

Ride and Stride Week 2017 activities

Monday 16 October 2017

  • Specialized electronic pedal-assist bicycle free trials: Corner Darcy Road/Hawkesbury Road, 11am—2pm.

Tuesday 17 October 2017

  • Specialized electronic pedal-assist bicycle free trials: Corner Darcy Road/Hawkesbury Road, 11am—2pm.
  • Glow Worm electronic pedal-assist bicycle free trials: The Children’s Hospital at Westmead front entrance, 11:30am—1:30pm.

Wednesay 18 October 2017

  • Ride2Work Day breakfast for cyclists: The Children’s Hospital at Westmead front entrance, 6:30am—9:30am.
  • Parramatta Police Bike Squad pop-up event: The Children’s Hospital at Westmead front entrance, 7:30am—10:30am.
  • Bicycle maintenance workshop: The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in the Chinese Gardens, 11am—2pm.

Thursday 19 October 2017

  • Parramatta Light Rail/Transport for NSW pop-event information event: Westmead Hospital front entrance, 9:00am—1:00pm.
  • Queens Road Cycleway Official Opening: Corner Darcy Road/Hawkesbury Road, 11am—1pm.
  • Bicycle NSW ‘Minimum Passing Distance Challenge’: The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Galleria, 11:00am—2:00pm.

Friday 20 October 2017

  • Coleman-Grieg Challenge: Parramatta Park, 6:30am—9:00am.
  • Parramatta Light Rail/Transport for NSW pop-event information event: The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Galleria, 9:00am—1:00pm.

Download the poster

The official event poster.

Download the table

Download a copy of the participation table, so your team can plan their week.

Ride2Work Day

Read about the Ride2Work Day activities planned for 18 October 2017 (opens Project Update 132 - read page 2).

Queens Road Cycleway

Read about the Queens Road cycleway official opening on 19 October 2017 (link opens Project Update 131). Staff the the local community are invited to a free sausage sizzle.

Bike Bus

Thinking of riding your bike to work, but think it is unsafe - or are you unsure of the best routes? Bike buses are the solution on Ride2Work Day. Read more in the Project Update 132 (page 2).

Parramatta cycle bridge

Read about the new Parramatta cycling bridge at Rosehill (opens Project Update 132 - read page 3).

Trip planner

Plan your journey to Westmead using the NSW Trip Planner.

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