City of Gosnells' stories

Peta Denham
City of Gosnells

Walking Groups - What's your reason?

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Yesterday we took to the park with some of our wonderful walking group members and enjoyed a lovely walk in celebration of 10 years partnership with Act Belong Commit!

Joined by the Mayor walkers shared some favourite walking group memories and what they loved most about being a part of their walking group community. It was unanimous - walking group is so much more than just a walk in the park. Of course everyone noted the physical benefits of feeling fit and healthy but what resonated the most with everyone and what is perhaps the major contributing factor to the walking groups continued success was the social benefits!

Belonging to the group, coming together for a walk and coffee and catching up on the latest gossip, personal milestones, new family additions or upcoming events - that's what makes it so enjoyable.

I think it's important to remember the bigger picture. We all know why we 'should' take part in activities such as walking - but at the end of the day we all need to have that one reason that motivates us to want to KEEP living an active lifestyle - be it friends, fitness or fun!

Find your reason and once you do - there is a CoG walking group waiting for you!
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Clare Kenward
City of Gosnells

Balance Bike Workshop

On Saturday 5th of May we held our first of four balance bike workshops at Mills Park with the expert staff at Bikewise. We had 30 families come through and it was great to see everyone having a go on the balance bikes, including the parents. Two of kids learnt to ride a pedal bike in the first session which was wonderful to watch. It was a great morning and we couldn't have asked for better weather.

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Clare Kenward
City of Gosnells

Bike Week Selfie Comp

To celebrate Bike Week 2018 the City of Gosnells Switch Your Thinking and Leisure Services team encouraged staff to send in a selfie of themselves riding their bike to go in the draw to win an wellness pack.

The competition provided a great opportunity to encourage the use of the City of Gosnells bike fleet and E-bikes. The Switch your Thinking team also provided tips to staff on switching from four wheels to two.

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Clare Kenward
City of Gosnells

Glow Wheels in Gosnells!

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On the 10th March 2018 City of Gosnells residents joined together to light up their bikes for a parade ride around the perimeter of Mills Park in Beckenham.

Participants were provided with maps and encouraged to ride to the start line from their homes or the train station before taking part in a number of free activities before the ride including a glow in the dark community mural, free bike engraving, glow craft, UV body marbling and a bike maintenance and information station run by Bikewise.

With the sun set it was time to get glowy! Riders lined up with their bikes to get ready to roll. A glow in the dark disco DJ helped to set the mood for the fun ride ahead. The riders completed a 2.2km ride around the park and those that wanted to go further could complete as many laps as they liked.

This event was a great way to encourage families to ride together within their local area and it was great to see lots of happy faces enjoying themselves at this community event.

This event was sponsored by Department of Transport, Bikewest and Westcycle. We would also like to say a special thank to the Gosnells Go Bug Group who provided a great amount of assistance on the night and took the lead and tail end of our ride.

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