Around 10,000 cyclist took over the streets of Sydney on Sunday, October 15. The riders came together to cycle over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past the Opera House and through the City, in Sydney’s largest display of cycling advocacy. From Inner Sydney out to the West, riders rediscovered the joys of cycling in the Spring Financial Group Spring Cycle, supported by the NSW Government. Bike riders from Sydney, NSW, and even overseas culminated in one location for one purpose. Spring Cycle is the only day of the year, where all bike riders can stand up and be counted, to come together as a community, to ultimately change and improve bike riding accessibility in NSW.
The 2017 Spring Financial Group Spring Cycle was one for the history books with the appearance of some of Australia’s A-list athletes.
8 time BMX and Mountain Bike World Champion, Caroline Buchanan, opened the 105km Challenge with Spring Financial Group’s Managing Director, Keith Cullen. Australian cycling hero and 12 times Tour de France rider, Robbie McEwen along with SBS cycling commentator, Mike Tomalaris, led out the 105km Challenge Ride to start the 2017 Spring Cycle.
Everyone from the once-a-year rider to the daily commuter and even centurions came out in force to enjoy a scenic and safe ride. Thanks to the advocacy work of Bicycle NSW, the many voices of Spring Cycle participants were on show.