RESIDENTS and businesses across Warwickshire have been showing their support for Cycle September by getting on their bikes and choosing active travel for work and play.
Warwickshire County Council recently joined the Love to Ride family of partner organisations, giving residents, businesses and community groups access to rewards and resources that encourage cycling for travel, not just leisure.
Cycle September is Love to Ride’s global bike riding event, bringing together riders of every level to promote the benefits of bicycles.
The campaign is an opportunity for communities, businesses and individuals to engage in a fun challenge that will help them meet their health, wellness, and sustainability goals.
The aim of the month is to get more people riding bikes. It’s not about who rides the most miles, it’s about encouraging others to get involved with cycling and its many benefits.
Since the start of the Cycle September campaign, Warwickshire County Council (WCC) have seen:
* 21 new workplaces signed-up with the Love to Ride platform
* 27,898 miles cycled across 2125 trips
* 1368 kg of carbon saved
For residents, businesses and communities yet to get on their bikes for Cycle September, they can get further details and sign-up by visiting www.lovetoride.net/warwickshire
WCC transport spokesman Coun Wallace Redford 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.”
For the remainder of September, WCCwill be providing updates on the progress of Warwickshire Workplaces on Twitter and Facebook.