MidCentral District Health Board staff members have celebrated the start of the 33 days of cycling event by going by bike.
Run by Sport Manawatu in conjunction with MidCentral District Health Board’s Healthy Staff initiative, the 33 days of cycling event aims to get people out and active, with the challenge to complete 333km of cycling in 33 days (30 March – 1 May). Staff from both organisations were on site handing out goodie bags for staff who signed up to the challenge, and providing healthy morning tea options for those who went by bike.
Sarah Palmer from Sport Manawatu said: “The goodie bags contain an event booklet which lists ideas and activities for participants and a wall chart so that they can map their progress towards cycling 333 Kilometres.”
Raewyn Knight, MDHB’s education and development administrator, and experienced cyclist, was excited by the turnout this year and was encouraging other staff members to sign up to 33 days of cycling. Both Raewyn and Sarah agreed that with part of the 33 days falling in the school holidays, it will be easier for people to get their families involved, which will help even more people stay active.
Anne Amoore, manager, human resources and organisational development is pleased with the event.
She said: “We like to promote healthy initiatives for staff, and go by bike day was a good way to promote the 33 days of cycling event. We hope that our staff members enjoy taking part in this initiative.”
It’s not too late to register for 33 days of cycling and take advantage of all the cycling activities on offer. Go to http://www.sportmanawatu.org.nz to register for your pack.
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