Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma to start at Edith Cowan University for the first time


Post-graduate student Jason Boynton and Neil Butler (office of Research and Innovation). Picture: Martin Kennealey          d451216
Post-graduate student Jason Boynton and Neil Butler (office of Research and Innovation). Picture: Martin Kennealey        d451216

About 8000 participants will take to the freeways of Perth on April 3 to raise funds for Asthma Foundation WA (AFWA).

Open to riders of all fitness levels and ages, the event offers four distances, some with a choice of starting destinations north or south of the river, with all ending at Elizabeth Quay.

There is the full hike, which is a 60km ride that starts at Elizabeth Quay, the 30km mid-hike that starts at ECU Joondalup or Kwinana train station, the 10km mini-hike from Stirling or Bullcreek train stations and a 1km trike hike from the Point Lewis roundabout.

Temporary road closures will be in place from 4am to 2pm on the day.

Now in its 12th year, the annual family friendly event has raised almost $3 million for foundation.

Funds will go towards asthma control packs for newly diagnosed asthmatics, emergency kits for schools, training and respiratory research.

For more information, go to www.freewaybikehike.com.au.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES

Mitchell Freeway southbound from Burns Beach Road to Perth CBD: 4am to 11am

Collier Pass, Joondalup from Barron Parade to Grand Boulevard: 6.30am to 8am

Grand Boulevard, Joondalup from Collier Pass to Kewdale Crescent: 6.30am to 8am

Joondalup Drive, Joondalup from Cornell Parade to Hodges Drive: 8.15am to 8.45am

Hodges Drive, Joondalup from Joondalup Drive to Mitchell Freeway: 8.15am to 8.45am

Kwinana Freeway southbound from Thomas Road to Perth CBD: 4am to 10.30am

Cedric Street, Stirling from the PTA carpark to Mitchell Freeway: 9.40am to 10.15am

William Street, Perth CBD from Mounts Bay Road to Riverside Drive and Point Lewis roundabout: 4am to 2pm

Thomas Road, Casuarina from Sulphur Road to Kwinana Freeway: 7.25am to 7.55am

Leach Highway, Bull Creek from the PTA carpark to Kwinana Freeway: 8.55am to 9.25am