A wheelie good way to encourage Warwickshire residents to leave the car at home - The Leamington Observer

A wheelie good way to encourage Warwickshire residents to leave the car at home

Leamington Editorial 7th Mar, 2024   0

A WHEELIE good way to encourage residents to leave the car at home has kick-started in Warwickshire.

Warwickshire County Council has partnered with Love to Ride to bring a fun, free active travel challenge to the area.

Powered by Love to Ride’s game-changing app, Ride, Walk, Wheel Week has one simple mission – to get more people enjoying the benefits of leaving the car at home, wherever they may be heading.

Active travel has been shown to boost mental and physical health, reduce stress and anxiety, as well as being a great way to save cash and help protect the planet.

Whether it’s a trip to work or school, to visit friends, to the shop, or to the park, everyone and every type of transport journey is welcome during Ride, Walk, Wheel Week. Getting outside in the fresh spring air and encouraging others to do the same is more important than the number of miles that residents travel.

Everyone is welcome to take part, no matter how little or often they currently ride, walk or wheel for transport. There are also plenty of prizes to be won, including £200 in cash.

WCC;s transport spokesperson Coun Jan Matecki said: “Ride, Walk, Wheel Week is a fantastic opportunity for our residents to make the leap, leave the car at home and choose active travel for their shorter journeys. I hope as many people as possible download the Love to Ride App, make their pledge for the week for the chance to win some great prizes.

“It is our hope that the considerable ongoing investments in active travel infrastructure across Warwickshire will mean that more of our residents can reap the environmental and health benefits of this form of travel all year round.”

To sign up visit https://www.lovetoride.net/warwickshire

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