Campbelltown's Ready to Ride Day set to take place on September 16

PEDAL POWER: Macarthur residents like Macquarie Links' Marissa Manoto are invited to take part in Campbelltown's Ready to Ride Day on September 16. Picture: Anna Warr
PEDAL POWER: Macarthur residents like Macquarie Links' Marissa Manoto are invited to take part in Campbelltown's Ready to Ride Day on September 16. Picture: Anna Warr

Forget the Tour de France – Campbelltown’s annual Ready to Ride Day is the place to be on Sunday, September 16.

The free community event will be held at Willowdale Park from 10am to noon and aims to promote bicycle safety and the health benefits of cycling.

Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic said Ready to Ride Day combined bike safety education with fun activities for families and riders of all ages.

Cr Britcevic said other highlights would include a road safety quiz, free bike maintenance checks, healthy morning tea and a jumping castle.

“There will be loads of things to do, so grab your bike and helmet and come along to have some fun while teaching your kids to be safe on the roads,’’ he said.

“A free 20-minute Learn to Ride session will also be held on the day but bookings are essential.’’

Ahead of Ready to Ride Day, Campbelltown Library will work with the Bicycle Education Centre to host free educational talks for parents, carers and children.

Get Ready to Ride talks will be held at Campbelltown’s HJ Daley Library on Tuesday, September 11 and at Ingleburn’s Greg Percival Library on Friday, September 14.

Both talks will run from 3.30pm to 4.30pm and will cover how to teach your child to ride, how to fit and wear a helmet, safe places to ride, bicycle rules and more.

Details: 4645 4376 or campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/bikeweek.