National Ride to School Day is just around the corner on Friday 22nd March 2024! It’s the perfect occasion to encourage your children to get on their bikes and choose the healthiest and most fun way to travel to school. 

Riding to school not only benefits your children’s health and sense of independence, but also improves their concentration and academic performance.

Let’s pedal towards a brighter and greener future together WA!

WestCycle is thrilled to announce St. Peters Primary School in Inglewood as the (randomly chosen) winner of our Ride to School Day 2024 Active Schools competition! 
More than 50 schools registered and launched actions to have more of their kids getting to school on bikes, scooters or on foot and reaping the brain, body and independence benefits that come with active travel! Not to mention safer streets with less vehicle congestion!
Feedback from St Peter’s and others showed an average of 45% of students riding, scooting or walking to school (up from the State average of about 25%) leading up to Ride to School Day on 22 March.
Well done to all schools who took part and invested in a healthier and happier future across our State!
WestCycle’s Education team looks forward to hosting a Bike Fun Day at St Peter’s next term! 

Westcycle Ride to school day comp

Congrats to Hayley Casarotto and family who won a shiny new bike plus kit from 99 Bikes as the winner of our Ride to School Day WA 2024 photo comp! Yay!
Hayley told us: “The cargo bike has literally changed our lives – feels a bit melodramatic to put it that way, but it’s completely changed the way we move around and engage with our neighbourhood.”
Every entrant received a prize from Bikelinc.

Tim Roach

Elected Director | Off Road

Tim has been in senior leadership and strategic development roles for more than twenty years. He is currently Director of Executive Education in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University and is a past Assistant Commissioner and General Manager in the public service. He is an Accountant (FCPA) and sits on the Divisional Council of CPA Australia.

Tim has been involved in racing mountain bikes, BMX and triathlon for many years, both as a father of two children who race and as a past and current bike racer. Tim is the current over-50 State Champion in downhill mountain biking. He is also a very regular and enthusiastic transport cyclist; frequently seen in a suit and tie riding to meetings in the city on a mountain bike.

Denise Sullivan

Chair | Governance & Risk Committee

Denise Sullivan has a career spanning over twenty years in senior management and executive roles in the state public and not-for-profit health sectors.

In her usual role of Director Chronic Disease Prevention with the Western Australian Department of Health, she leads the development of state chronic disease and injury prevention policy and planning frameworks and contributes to the shaping of the national preventive health policy agenda.

Her professional interests cover many aspects of chronic disease and injury prevention encompassing health communications, health promotion and research, public policy on health and workforce planning and development.

She has a particular interest in furthering collaborations with other sectors with a mutual interest in promoting a more active and healthier WA community, and creating and sustaining environments that support this. Denise is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Leadership WA Signature Program, and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian College of Health Service Managers.

Denise is a recreational cyclist and recent convert to mountain biking (although trainer wheels still on!).