Breaths and Beats Ride for Research

Sophie Baker
City of Wanneroo

At the latest Ride 2 Work Coffee User Group, staff discussed supporting our colleague Aaron Lee by joining his team in the Breaths and Beats Ride for Research and riding alongside him.

Aaron is such an inspiration, a heart transplant recipient who has gone on to represent Australia in the World Transplant Games and is World Champion in the Under 29-year-olds 10 km individual time trial, and dual bronze medallist in the 30km Road Race and Team Trial Events. Aaron is also the inaugural 2023 AusCycling open men’s para-transplant WA state road champion, 2024 state criterium and state time trial champion as well as a three-time national bronze medalist.

Currently, three staff members will be riding with Aaron in support. We have also encouraged staff across the City to join Aaron in the ride through riding themselves or bringing their families along for the ride or attending to watch Aaron and cheer him on. There will be a celebration picnic afterwards where staff and their families are encouraged to attend. This was advertised to staff through the City's intranet as well as email and discussions in person.

Through Aaron's inspiring journey and enthusiasm for bike riding, we hope that staff in the City give bike riding a go and that staff feel motivated to ride to work and new staff feel encouraged to join our ride 2 work coffee group.

If you wish to learn more about Aaron's journey, sign up for the ride (or donate), you can view his team profile on the Breaths and Beats page or listen to his recent interview on 6PR.

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James (Your Move)

Literally a heart warming story Sophie 💖 - thanks so much for sharing! I'll be following this one (make sure you get some pics on the day). You have earned 22 points for getting the AT word out in the workplace and 10 for a beautiful story!

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