This Australia Day 2020, Bicycle NSW thanks everyone who has risen to the challenges posed by droughts, fires, smoke, storms and heat.
The Australia Day weekend in NSW is a time for a break, extra rides, or to hit the road and return home ready to get back to school. This year across the state we face drought, water restrictions and fire warnings.
Recent rain has helped slow fires, but many are still burning, and electrical storms risk igniting more. Bicycle NSW renews calls for riders to double check before heading to national parks or areas that have been affected by fires.
“Whether it’s planning a long training ride or your journey home from holidays, roads may be impacted by debris, ash, detours and there may be more wildlife around,” said General Manager of Public Affairs, Bastien Wallace.
Bicycle NSW members and NSW Bicycle User Groups have gone the extra mile to support people and animals impacted by drought, fires and smoke this summer. Many already volunteer, and other have joined in community or larger fundraising efforts.
“We think there’s nothing as Australian as helping neighbours and animals in need,” said Bastien.
Bicycle NSW encourages you to share your stories and selfies with us this Australia Day 2020 by tagging us in on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.