Pedal power behind Ride2Work Day 

DOZENS of Hunter workers will stage a commuter revolution today by pedalling to the office for national Ride2Work Day.

Both Dwane Jefferson, of Islington, and Sarah Jeffery, of Wallsend, ride to their workplace in the Newcastle CBD most days.

The Newcastle City Council customer service officers believe it is quicker to ride to work and store their bikes in the council shed, than drive and have to park several blocks away from the office.

"By the time you walk back to your car of an afternoon, you could be home," Ms Jeffery said.

Mr Jefferson has always lived close to the CBD and used a bike to travel to work, the shops and the beach.

Both agreed that with the improvement in bike paths and the need to be exercise-conscious, bikes were a good option.

Ride2Work Day is a nationally run annual program that encourages riders to share their knowledge, and others to take up the sport.

Newcastle bike riders will converge on Honeysuckle Promenade, near the Maritime Museum, from 7am to 9am today for a free breakfast provided by Newcastle City Council.

Lake Macquarie riders will meet at Hunter TAFE's Belmont Campus near the end of the Fernleigh Track.

Breakfast will be provided between 7.30am to 9.30am with acoustic guitarist Peter Fitzgibbon performing for the crowd.

"This is a perfect opportunity to showcase our campus as well as highlight our commitment to sustainability and engage with our community," Lake Macquarie Campuses director Tony Lorriman said.

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