Thirty six Queensland Department of Primary Industry (DPI) staff attended the Ride2Work Day BBQ, with a good number of riders participating on the day.
Toowoomba BUG representative, Matt,
Toowoomba BUG representative, Matt,addressed attendees about workplace health and well-being as well as road safety awareness, which was warmly received.
DPI Toowoomba gained a number of new commuters as a result of the R2W Day, in the process creating a 'critical mass' of cyclists prepared to start lobbying for improvements, in line with most workplaces, to much needed end-of-journey facilities.
As a starting point for progressing the DPI end-of-journey aims, it is hoped that new bike racks can be constructed in a secure area, building on the established shower facilities and lockers.
Special mention must be made to the core group of DPI riders that commute to work on a regular basis, and to the extra effort by Douglas, who rode a 42klm round trip from his home in Meringandan .
Yer done good Doug!
Finally, there was great interest in creating a Toowoomba DPI BUG, with enthusiasm from our media unit to continue state wide promotion.