Tuesday, October 23, 2012

An the winner is...

Aditya Mithanthaya was the winner of the commuter bike drawn from those who registered for Ride to Work Day on the Townsville JCU campus. Rumour has it that his old bike was needing replacement, so it is nice to know he will enjoy many rides with no problems now.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ride to Work Day 2012

It was a lovely cool and sunny morning to ride into JCU. 64 people attended the breakfast put on by JCU BUG and TropEco in the rock garden of the library. 
 All set up, with help from Avril Robinson and Adam Connell 
 A shiny new bike to give away to a lucky person who registered for Ride to Work Day.
  The winner of the bike is Aditya Mithanthaya, a second year student in Medicine. 
 Many thanks to Top Brand Cycles for a great deal on a bike and a LOT of really nice give aways
 many thanks also to Bakers Delight in the Kmart Centro for donating a ton of delicious baked goods. 
 There wasn't a lot left over!
 Enjoy more photos and see you all next March for the Queensland Bike Week Ride to Work Day event!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

bikes in offices

On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 10:38 AM, Peter Whalley-Thompson <nteu.jcu@gmail.com> wrote:
This is a question for anyone with an office (and a bike) at JCU.

I know we are all excited about the developments on the Townsville campus with the advent of the big new bike shed, but I'm sure a lot of folk still store their bikes somewhere closer to their place of work, and if you are in Cairns, a lot closer to your place of work than the Douglas bike shed :-)

So where is everyone keeping their bikes, and specifically, how many of you keep them in your office?

The reason for my question is that one of our number is the proud owner of a beautiful carbon-fibre work of art, with no secure storage close by, and as a result they choose to make space in their own office to keep this pride and joy secure.

Then out of nowhere, a supervisor has come along and claimed there is a policy which does not allow bicycles to be kept in offices......

I've never heard of such a thing, and I am going to take the matter up with senior management at JCU through the staff consultative committee, to clarify exactly what the university's position is regarding the real estate required to house a bicycle compared to the square metres of bitumen required to park a car, but I just thought I would check around the BUG to see if anyone else has been subjected to such a 'policy'.

Share your stories here, even if they are good ones about keeping your two-wheeled friend close by, and I will forward you the official line from the university when they decide what it is.