Ride To Work Day support
ABOUT 40 Bundaberg Sugar workers braved the elements early this morning to support the national Ride To Work Day.
While the workers will cover 20km to 30km in the ride to work, for at least two of the participants the ride will count as an easy day's training.
One of the three teams will be led by Simone Grounds, a member of Bundaberg Sugar's “Sweet As” women's cycling team, and another by professional cyclist Scott Davis.
The two both put several hours a day into training, and estimated they covered hundreds of kilometres a week keeping up their fitness and racing.
Guy Basile, Bundaberg Sugar's general manager of sales and marketing, said this was the first time the company had encouraged employees to take part in the Ride To Work Day.
“We're trying to encourage health and fitness,” he said.
“Following on from the Cane to Coral event, where Bundaberg Sugar had a team of 80 people, and together with various health promotions the company has held throughout the year, we saw this as a great opportunity to keep up the momentum of health and fitness.”