We Ride Australia


Meeting with members of the 47th Parliament

2 November 2022 | Community, Government relations, Policy & planning

Stephen Hodge and Peter Bourke have been meeting with the new members of the 43rd Parliament. Meetings have been held with members of the Government. opposition, greens and the independents. Meetings with members or their staff have included: Members of the Government Minister for Transport – Catherine King Minister for the Environment and Climate Change – Chris Bowen Member for Swan – Zaneta Mascarenhas Members of the opposition Shadow Minister for Health – Anne Ruston Member for Fisher – Andrew Wallace Members of the Greens Member for Ryan – Elizabeth Watson-Brown Senator for Vic – Janet Rice Independent members Member…

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Supporting the City of Melbourne to make the streets accessible for all

6 June 2022 | Announcement, Community

World Bicycle Day last Friday would normally be a day where we celebrated the simple, efficient bicycle and the positive way it can aid mobility for all – whether you are 8 or 80. The global response to the COVID pandemic saw massive changes in how we move as we discovered walking and cycling in our local communities. Cities everywhere raced to open streets for their residents to walk and cycle for more of their short local trips as they safely distanced. Australia’s second largest city was one of the first to lead with plans to open their city to…

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Let’s Ride, Melbourne!

23 February 2021 | Announcement, Community

The RACV in partnership with the Cities of Melbourne, Port Phillip and Yarra has today launched a new campaign to encourage bicycle riders back into the city. Let’s Ride Melbourne was developed to support more people to choose to ride bikes for transport as Melbourne recovers from the pandemic and promote riding a bike as a convenient, healthier way of getting around. The program includes workshops, engagement through newsletters and a comprehensive website, with a free call-out from the RACV’s Summer Bike Assist service to provide a little more peace of mind – in fact everything you need to boost…

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What a year for cycling!

18 December 2020 | Announcement, Community

A letter to our Members and Supporters As 2020 draws to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to share the impact you’ve helped us make in what’s been an incredible year for cycling. Thank you for your support – here’s what we’ve achieved in 2020 and where we’re headed in 2021. Cycling in a time of COVID The simple act of riding a bike gained a whole new level of importance in 2020 as Australians looked for ways to stay active during lockdown. Most Australians do not consider themselves ‘cyclists’, yet nearly 4 million of us simply appreciate the opportunity to…

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Let’s Keep Moving launches nationally!

23 July 2020 | Announcement, Community

In 2020 we’re all travelling differently. We’re seeing the World differently. We walked. We rode. We shared parks and gardens, footpaths and streets. Let’s not give that up!! We Ride Australia has today launched a new campaign to urge local councils to improve cycling infrastructure so more people can walk and ride during and post coronavirus. The Let’s Keep Moving campaign centres around an animation, which highlights how we have changed our travel habits during the coronavirus pandemic and how the community has benefitted as families and individuals walk, scoot or ride in their local neighbourhoods. Check out our special…

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We Ride leads national news on bikes

18 May 2020 | Community, Policy & planning

Across Australia the national debate on how to keep Australia moving during the recovery from Corona virus has moved to strategies for walking, cycling and pop-up bike lanes. With our public transport systems likely to have a severely reduced capacity due to the need for physical distancing, and ‘carmageddon’ (major shift to car travel by those who used public transport before corona virus) a feared result when commuters avoid trains and buses due to infection fears, transport authorities are scrambling to put in place measures that will allow people to get to work by other means, to shift the time…

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RideScore set to roll

10 March 2020 | Community

The national trial for RideScore Active Schools is about to land in schools on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. With bike cage counts and hands up surveys completed and both iOS and Android apps submitted for online release, we are about ready to roll! RideScore is unique in providing automated direct messages to parents when their child arrives at school and departs. Without the need for primary aged children to have a smart phone and all registration and sign-up occurring via the brand new RideScore apps, nothing could be simpler for parents. Both the Sunshine Coast Council and We Ride Australia believe…

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Christmas and festive season wishes

16 December 2019 | Community

We Ride Australia would like to extend their best wishes to our Benefactors, Foundation Members, Members and supporters. We wish everyone the very best for the festive season and look forward to coming back again in 2020 to continue our work with your help to make Australia a better place to ride a bicycle, whether you are 8 or 80! Our 2020 agenda will again be an exciting one with our work in federal Parliament and key departments, taking decision makers to see transport innovation in the US and Canada on our Transport Study Tour and a range of programs,…

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August enews – Smarter Apps to develop RideScore Active Schools solution

23 August 2019 | Announcement, Community

The RideScore Active Schools program will benefit from the latest technology to deliver an engaging and comprehensive experience to students and parents. Based around an ‘App’ for smartphones, program partners We Ride Australia and the Sunshine Coast Council are pleased to announce that Queensland developer, Smarter Apps, will provide the comprehensive IT solution. Smarter Apps responded to our exhaustive search for the right solution with proven capability to provide a cutting edge tool for the program. The Foundation’s Peter Bourke said ‘with a comprehensive specification for our program and plans to trial the framework for a national roll out, we…

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July e-news – Pollie Pedal 2019

25 July 2019 | Community, Events, Government relations

Now in its twenty-second year, Pollie Pedal is the creation of past Prime Minister Tony Abbott and takes MPs and Senators cycling 1,000km through regional areas of Australia not normally visited by senior politicians. This year from 14-21 July, We Ride’s Stephen Hodge cycled for Soldier On in the charity ride now led by senior Cabinet Minister Angus Taylor. This year Hon Angus Taylor – Minister for Energy, Hon Ben Morton – Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Andrew Wallace MP, Dr David Gillespie MP, Hon Kevin Andrews MP, Hon Tony Abbott and various state MPs, Mayors and…

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