Since 2007 WGE has been holding the Perth to Busselton Bike ride. Around 40 employees, clients, family members and friends take to the road for this 250km ride, which takes around 12 hours to complete.
The organisers of the event stress that it’s not a race and that they all ride as fast as the slowest rider, however there’s a little sprint at the end for those with a competitive streak. Each year the organising committee decides on a charity to raise funds for. In 2016 they raised almost $3500 for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation.
The ride is held in November with around 30 participants averaging 30km per hour, despite stopping for flat tyres. The crew train for 12 weeks in the lead up to the event and the ride is a great opportunity to get together outside of work.
The journey ends at the Busselton office where riders and their family meet for drinks before sharing dinner at the local pub and an overnight stay. It’s a fabulous way to create camaraderie within the WGE team while supporting a great cause.
For more information or media enquiries on the Perth to Busselton Bike Ride contact Shelley Phillipson.