Council gears up for cycling initiative

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Organisations in the Daventry District are being urged to encourage their staff to cycle to work during Bike Week.

Bike Week is a national celebration of cycling held from June 15 to 23, with the aim of encouraging more people to go cycling more often.

The Council is also urging other organisations in the district to follow its lead and create incentives for their employees to cycle to work during that week.

Councillor Daniel Cribbin, environment portfolio holder at Daventry District Council, said: “The annual Bike Week is fast approaching and it would be great to see lots of organisations in the district supporting it this year by encouraging their staff to get involved.

“Regular cycling to work can provide health benefits in addition to reducing the environmental impact from vehicles on our roads and cycling to work can be a great ‘feel good’ initiative for employees and benefit the wider culture of the organisation.”

Any organisations that would like to get further information or to register can go to www.bikeweek.org.uk, or alternatively contact Alice Ellis at Daventry District Council on 01327 871100.

Cycling will be also celebrated at another Cyclefest event being held at Daventry Country Park this summer.

The event aims to provide cycling experiences for all ages and people will be able to get free bike check-ups, sample unusual ‘crazy’ bikes, take part in the Bike Scalextric and a bike puzzle trail to solve clues and win prizes, plus lots more.

Cyclefest is being held from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, August 3, and for more information visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/cycling.