Cycling Luminaries Honoured at Awards Dinner

Canberra, ACT Each year since 2002 We Ride Australia and its predecessor, the Cycling Promotion Fund has honoured individuals and organisations for their outstanding contributions towards a wide range of cycling-related activities. After being held in other cities for several years, this year’s awards dinner returned to the Mural Hall in the heart of Australia’s…

Cycling Luminary Awards Invite Nominations

Group of award winners

Canberra, ACT Nominations are open for this year’s We Ride Australia Cycling Luminaries Awards, which will be announced at a gala dinner in Canberra on 15th November. The awards have been held for over 20 years to shine a spotlight on the people, places and programs that are getting more people riding throughout Australia. “The…

We Ride Federal Election Pitch Pushes Three Priorities

We Ride Director – National Advocacy Stephen Hodge (left), Member for Wentworth Dave Sharma, Member for Fenner Andrew Leigh and ASPA's Nicole Freene PhD at the presentation at Parliament House.

Canberra, ACT Lower default speed limits, safe school routes and a subsidy to buy e-bikes are targetted in a Federal election wish-list jointly prepared by two peak lobby groups. We Ride Australia and the Australasian Society for Physical Activity (ASPA) on Monday launched their Three Transport Priorities document, in anticipation of the Federal election due…

Cycling’s Friends Speak Up in Federal Parliament

Parliamentary Friends of Cycling

On Tuesday 16th February the second ever Parliamentary Friends of Cycling event was held within Australia’s parliament house in Canberra.

There are over 100 Parliamentary Friendship Groups (PFG’s) covering a huge range of interests mainly across environmental, health and social issues. Although these groups do not hold any formal legislative power, they provide an important opportunity for each represented cause to gain access to parliamentarians and for those parliamentarians to go on the public record with supportive comments.

Bicycles Ride Into Federal Parliament

On 8th October, Australia’s peak cycling advocacy group, We Ride Australia, announced the establishment of Parliamentary Friends of Cycling – the culmination of more than a decade of federal advocacy by We Ride. The Friendship group marks a coming of age for bicycle riding in federal Parliamentary circles. An initiative of We Ride Australia’s Stephen…