We Ride Australia

Our people

Peter Bourke

Executive Officer

Peter Bourke has had extensive experience in the sports management and community engagement sectors for almost 20 years. Spending several years in management positions with the YMCA across Australia, Peter took on management roles within indigenous sport and community education, before moving to management of community engagement and development within a government sector organisation. Peter currently leads WeRide in its daily activities along with leading the national peak body for the bicycle industry.

Stephen Hodge

Director - National advocacy

In the corridors of power in Australia’s Federal Parliament, Stephen is the only professional lobbyist focused purely on advocating for cycling. This gives WeRide a unique role as the independent voice for cycling nationally. Stephen brings decades of experience and expertise as both a past elite road cycling competitor and, more recently, as a high-level advocate for active transport. Following a Bachelor of Science degree (ANU) in 1982, Stephen competed internationally in cycling for 13 years. Since establishing a corporate consulting business in 1999, he has worked across the health, transport, environment and sport sectors and since 2008 as Director - National Advocacy for We Ride Australia (previously the Cycling Promotion Fund). In this role Stephen advocates for federal investment in cycling and works in strategic alliances across the political, health prevention, built environment and transport sectors. Stephen also consults to local & state governments on design and development of cycling infrastructure.