WHILE cycling to work has been a necessity for Melinda Nicholson, it has gradually become something else.
Yet the leisurely seven-kilometre ride from home at Killara to central Wodonga has grown on her as one of the nicest parts of her day.
“We’re a one-car family, so it’s a mode of transport to get to work,” the Wodonga Council employee said.
“It’s a good de-stresser after a day at work.
“It gives you wind-down time before getting home to three kids.”
Mrs Nicholson would recommend riding to work to anyone.
“If you can make it work, then absolutely,” she said.
“It takes a little organisation but it’s nice exercise. It’s cheap and good for you.”
Tomorrow is National Ride2Work Day, marking the perfect excuse to strap on a helmet and start pedalling.
The day is held each year to encourage people who have never ridden to work — or who do so infrequently — to take to their bike.
It’s also aimed at encouraging those who ride regularly to invite their workmates to do the same — perhaps even as a group.
To help do their bit, the Wodonga Council will host a free community breakfast at The Cube from 7am to 9am.
Leg massages will be provided, as well as information on common cycling injuries and general physiotherapy advice.