Ride to work puts Mitch on road to health
  • Friday 03 October 2014

Not many of us get a second chance at life. Mitch Wilson did and he’s not about to waste it.

The 48-year-old Sunshine Coast Council employee suffered a serious cardiac arrest in January and was saved only by the quick thinking of two work colleagues who administered CPR, and paramedics.

Nine months on, Mitch is riding the road to recovery and using pedal power to get there.

His two-wheeled journey to health and well-being will continue on Wednesday, October 15 when he joins 50,000 Australians for National Ride2Work Day.

“The heart attack I experienced earlier this year was a huge wake-up call and my future literally depended on making changes to my lifestyle and diet,” he said.

“Regular exercise was one of the most important things I had to commit to and I found bike riding an enjoyable way to get myself moving.

“I’m really looking forward to Ride2Work Day because along with being great for our environment, it’s also a great reminder that our own health is so important too.

“So if you’ve been a bit slack lately when it comes to exercise, do yourself a favour and ride to work with us on October 15. It could be the best decision you ever make.”

Council will host a local community event in conjunction with National Ride2Work Day on October 15.

Three guided group rides will depart Sunshine Coast Stadium for prominent Maroochydore and Caloundra CBD locations.

Free all day parking will be available for registered participants at Sunshine Coast Stadium and a healthy celebratory breakfast will be provided at end of ride locations.

Register now on council’s website to go into the draw for a $1000 Bike Shop Voucher.

For more information about Sunshine Coast Council’s Ride2Work Day event visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au