Cyclists help save over 3,000 tons of carbon in Warwickshire - The Leamington Observer

Cyclists help save over 3,000 tons of carbon in Warwickshire

Leamington Editorial 9th Oct, 2023   0

CYCLISTS across Warwickshire saved over 3,000kg of carbon during September when they got on their bikes and chose active travel.

Warwickshire County Council recently joined the Love to Ride family of partner organisations, giving residents, businesses and community groups access to rewards and resources encouraging people to cycling both for travel to work and for leisure.

Cycle September is Love to Ride’s global bike-riding event, bringing together riders of every level to promote the benefits of bicycles.

More than 600 cyclists signed-up in Warwickshire, recording 82,844 miles across 5,648 individual trips.

And collectively they saved 3225kg (3.3 tonnes) of carbon compared to the same journeys being taken by car.

The campaign is an opportunity for communities, businesses and individuals to engage in a fun challenge to help them meet their health, wellness, and sustainability goals.

Even though Cycle September is over, the public can still sign-up with Love to Ride –

Warwickshire County Council transport spokesman Jan Matecki said: “The benefits of active travel, particularly travelling by bike, are huge, both for the individual and for our wider environment.

“For many of us, it might seem difficult, and perhaps daunting, to know where to start as travelling by car, even for short journeys, has become so engrained in our daily lives.

“We are committed to supporting residents to realise that they can start their active travel adventure by switching just one car journey every week to an active alternative such as cycling and we hope that this new partnership with Love to Ride will offer residents a fun and engaging way to get into cycling and encourage their friends, family and colleagues to get on their bikes too.”

Find out more about Active Travel in Warwickshire at


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