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Frocks on Bikes - Safety and Style in numbers

Published: Fri 23 Oct 2009 04:15 PM
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Safety and Style in numbers - Mass ride takes to the streets of Auckland as part of 350 international day of action
350 Big Bike Ride 24 October 2009
In Auckland, hundreds of cyclists of every persuasion are expected to attend the 350 Big Bike Ride to promote safe and sustainable transport and to call on world leaders to take bold and immediate steps to address climate change and reduce carbon emissions.
Frocks on Bikes is supporting the 350 Big Bike Ride with sponsorship coming from Cycle Action Auckland. Frocks On Bikes co-organiser Pippa Coom says “we are encouraging our members to dress up for the 350 Big Bike Ride to show how cycling and style can come together to combat climate change and to highlight the convenience, the fun and the social benefits of cycling as part of normal every-day transport. Cutting carbon emissions by using sustainable transport – of which bikes are a perfect example - is essential for our planet now and in the future”. said Ms Coom
The 350 Big Bike Ride starts at 1.30pm from QEII square and follows an easy and scenic 12 km route from the central city to Takahi Reserve in Mt Eden. Guides will lead the ride, keep all riders together, and provide guidance through major intersections.
The 350 Big Bike Ride is one of over 4500 registered events in 170 countries for the 350 international day of action on 24 October to raise awareness about the number 350, in the lead up to December’s international climate change summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. Local organisers say the 350 Big Bike Ride and the Day of Climate Action is a chance for everyone in Auckland to be part of this global movement, supporting political leaders to adopt a strong climate treaty.
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