by Jo Demmler October 31, 2019

Become inspired to ride to work. Meredith's story may be your inspiration to jump on your bike. Cycling to work is a great way to start and end the day. So here's to jumping on your bike and giving it ago.....

First Name:
Meredith

Hometown:
Melbourne, Australia

What ACTIVE have you found? 
Bicycle commuting to work.

How did you find your ACTIVE? 
A lifelong passion for bike riding.

What do you love about your ACTIVE? 
I get on my bike around 7.30 am feeling flat and tired, perhaps after a bad night's sleep. I ride to Epping via dedicated bike paths and by the 7km mark the endorphins kick in and by the time I complete my 21km ride I arrive at work refreshed and invigorated for the day. The last 4km are along the Darebin Creek trail which is just beautiful.

What pulled / drew you to the ACTIVE? 
Low carbon, fitness, and love of bicycle riding.

What surprises did you find along the journey? 
Friendly people who smile as they greet you. Too much litter.😔

What were the challenges getting started? 
Working out the best car-free route. I don't like bike lanes as I don't trust that drivers are concentrating these days. Strong North winds are a challenge too and we seem to have more of them these days.

How do you keep yourself motivated? 
I have an old knee injury and it always feels much better if I ride. I also don't get colds or flu and really miss it when I can't ride.

What was one thing that was holding you back from your ACTIVE? 
Strong wind.

If you could share one piece of inspiration to those finding their ACTIVE and staying motivated, what would it be? 
Make it part of your daily transport routine. So you just don't think about not doing it.

Who inspired you to find your ACTIVE? 
My Partner

How has your ACTIVE changed over the years? 
I am 60 and have been riding to work since my early 20s. I ride further these days and love it.

Words of wisdom to share:
I also love the 7 peaks challenge. Rode up lots of mountains when living in Timor Leste and Zambia. Love it.

Here's to us all being Everyday Adventures - #findyouractive

Don't forget to share your "I Found" Story with us HERE



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