CYCLING &

QEII MC


The QEII Medical Centre is a great place to cycle to and from. It's close to the river, Kings Park and there are great bike paths to the city and along the Freeway.

 

There are a range of end of trip facilities available (see links to right) including access to showers, lockers and secure bike areas for staff.

 

Cycling to work can seem a big hurdle depending upon how far away your are, your fitness level and the equipment you have and might need.

There are some simple things you can do to prepare to make cycling safer, more enjoyable and increase the chances that you'll keep it up. 

You don't need to ride the whole way

 

Some of us live too far away to just cycle. That's where splitting your ride between bike and public transport, or driving part way and riding can still provide you with lots of the benefits.

 

· Morning peak services between 7.00am and 9.00am (Weekdays only)
Bikes are not permitted on train services travelling towards Perth city between the hours of 7.00am and 9.00am.

- Afternoon peak services between 4.30pm and 6.30pm (Weekdays only)
Bikes are not permitted on train services travelling away from Perth city between the hours of 4.30pm and 6.30pm.

Plan your route

As short a route as possible, with few hills, and as little interaction with traffic as possible will make your cycle to work more enjoyable. If you work with someone who cycles ask them for some advice. Otherwise are some great tools available to help.

 

Ride the City is a great site that will plan your bike route for you - and lets you select a direct, safe or safer route. Give it a try here.

 

Google can help you plan your route. Google maps shows bike routes - just select "bicycling" for your transport mode.

 

Perth maps provided by the Dept of Transport are also a useful tool for planning your journey. Links to these are provided to the left.

Check your Bike

Not only is it important that you check your bike so that it's safe, with a clean chain and correctly positioned seat your ride will be easier and more comfortable.

 

Ask someone who rides regularly to have a look at your bike. The chain should be clean and oiled (not rusty), seat and handle bars secure, you should have reflectors and a white light out front and red light out back. You should check your tyres aren't too flat (or overinflated) and the tread isn't too warn. check that your brakes work and that the pads aren't too warn down.

 

It's a good idea to take your bike into a bike shop regularly for a service. They aren't too expensive. There are also several bike repair/maintenance services that will come to you.

Get some basic accessories

Depending on your bike type it's a good idea to have a small pump and spare tube or tube repair kit. These are all pretty cheap and can save you. A lock is also very handy - even when you're at home. Most bikes are stolen from home!

 

A panier rack and bike bag and mud guards can also be handy if you are going to brave poor weather and need some carry space on your bike. A bike bag is also great for doing shopping on the way home.

Consider Insurance?

You don't need to be insured to ride. But it might give you some piece of mind. Bike insurance is included with some bike network memberships, such as the Bicycling WA

 

Plenty of People Cycle to QEII every day....

Links

Links - Part Way is OK

Links - Help with Route Planning

Links - Basic Bike Maintenance

Links - Online Bike Shops

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