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On ya bike ... Cyclist paddle up for fun day

Saturday, February 27, 2010

ON ya bike -- that's the call of the Vodafone Fiji Fun Cycle to bike riders around the country looking for a great way to spend the Monday public holiday.

"We believe its going to be the best Fiji Fun Cycle since the event began in 2004 and we're expecting a big turnout," said organiser Dom Sansom.

The event is organised by Velocity Cycling Club and Rotary Club of Suva North with support from the Land Transport Authority and Cycling Fiji.

It starts with registration at the tfl National Stadium car park at 7am on Monday morning.

"Our sponsors, especially Vodafone, which is our number one supporter this year, have been very generous so a lot of lucky cyclists will be receiving attractive and valuable giveaways, including mobile phones and top ups," Sansom said.

Sansom urged parents to bring their children along to be part of the fun. He said cycling had many benefits for Fiji and the families.

"This is a family fun ride and is not a race," Sansom said.

"It's very good for promoting health and fitness and it's environmentally friendly as well.

"The more people we can encourage to take up cycling, the better it will be for our natural health and for reducing fuel consumption.

"Fiji has a great opportunity to lead the way in this in the Pacific Islands by embracing cycling as a way of life."

The route this year will proceed from the tfl National Stadium car park to Queen Elizabeth Drive (Suva City direction), drink stop at Takashi Suzuki Park at Veiuto, turnaround at the Suva Bowling Club, return to the tfl National Stadium.

Registration is 7.30am and the ride starts at 8am.


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