Warwickshire residents are being told to get on their bike - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire residents are being told to get on their bike

Leamington Editorial 30th Jul, 2023   0

RESIDENTS across Warwickshire are being urged to saddle up for National Cycle to Work Day 2023.

Organised by Cyclescheme, it is the UK’s biggest cycling commuting event and this year will take place on Thursday (August 3).

The campaign has been running for eleven years and aims to encourage people all around the country to get on their bikes and get into work on two wheels.

The day is for everyone, from people who have not been on a bike since their school days to committed cycle commuters.

And at Warwickshire County Council, an enthusiastic group of staff will be leading the way by cycling to their various places of work. This group includes, for the second year running, Monica Fogarty, WCC’s chief executive officer, who will be cycling into the head office at Shire Hall in Warwick.

WCC is calling on residents and businesses across the county to follow suit and try out an active travel commute – by bike or otherwise. The benefits include better physical and mental health, saving on fuel costs, less congestion on the roads and improved air quality.

WCC’s climate spokesperson Coun Heather Timms said: “At Warwickshire County Council, we have the #JustOneJourney campaign, which encourages residents to ditch the car for one journey and pursue an active travel alternative and this fits in perfectly with National Cycle to Work Day.

“We know that large numbers of residents are using their bikes to commute and we hope, more still, will take the opportunity posed by Cycle to Work Day and get on their bikes as we all strive, together, for a Warwickshire that is sustainable now and for future generations.”


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