SMEC to partner with Hope2Day Charity ride and Ride2Work day

SMEC and the Cycling Development Foundation today announced a partnership that reflects a joint commitment to supporting community development endeavours and healthy lifestyles through cycling.

The partnership reflects support of the Charity ride Hope2Day and support of the November Ride2Work day. Both of these events encourage the community to exercise through cycling, with the charity ride aiming to fund an outreach program in the Laverton community for local youths.

SMEC, part of the Surbana Jurong group, provide global consultancy expertise in urban, infrastructure and management advisory alongside their vision ‘To deliver outstanding infrastructure services for our clients and communities’.

SMEC Regional Manager Barry Wilson said, “SMEC where excited to partner with the CDF across various community offerings.  SMEC is committed to supporting the community and has recently established the SMEC Foundation; the foundation will undertake projects committed to social enhancement, development and improvement of living standards in various communities; the Hope2Day’s Project ReCycle provides an excellent opportunity to engage with young people and for SMEC staff to be actively involved with the program.  The Charity Ride and Ride2Work day provides a platform for SMEC to support a healthy lifestyle, raise money for community initiatives and have some fun.”

More information around the Charity Ride and Ride2Word day is outlined below:

Ride to Work Events – held on the First Friday of each month at Narrows Bridge on Mounts Bay Road. This ‘pop up’ cafe and bike mechanic workshop offers complimentary coffee from The Handsome Stranger and bike check-ups from a leading industry service provider, Vault Cycle Services. Hundreds of commuting cyclists are able to stop for a coffee and service and chat to members of the Cycling Development Foundation (CDF). This event is hosted and projected managed by our female and junior cyclist members as part of developing leadership beyond sport.

Charity Ride Hope2Day

The Cycling Development Foundation (CDF), alongside the Veris Racing team are pleased to host its inaugural charity ride.
It is our intention to raise $20,000 to fund a community outreach program, Project ReCycle by charity Hope2Day, which will be staffed and delivered by athlete recipients of the CDF via the nationally registered cycle racing team Veris Racing. For detailed information about this ride, please click here.

What is Hope2Day’s Project ReCycle?

The purpose of this event is to raise funds for Hope2Day in an effort to host a ‘Project ReCycle’ event in Laverton, Western Australia.

“Project ReCycle is an 8-10 session program where young people – with the support of a mentor – learn the skills required to rebuild a bike in small groups. It’s more than learning skills; it’s about making strong foundations for life. Stripping down and rebuilding a bike teaches mechanical proficiency, and enables young people to work through challenges. By working in small groups, students have opportunities to build connections and positive relations with mentors that will have an effect on other aspects of their lives. Participants also rebuild a bike for a child or young person in another remote or neighbouring community – therefore having a direct impact on that child’s and family’s wellbeing. This aspect is again performed in partners or small groups within the program. Two key indicators are around Social Impact and Engagement.”

Partners of the Cycling Development Foundation