Businesses across the county take part in the Lincolnshire Cycle Challenge

Businesses from across the county are being encouraged to take part in the month long cycle challenge which began on September 1.

Staff are being persuaded to cycle to work and go out on social rides and so far riders have clocked up over 8,000 miles.

In the first week of the Lincolnshire Cycle Challenge being launched, 62 organisations and 278 participants signed up from Lincolnshire.

In Lincoln, cycling is easier with a new cycle hub opening at Lincoln Railway Station this month, where there will be secure cycle storage in the city centre.

For those who don’t have their own bike but fancy giving it a try, there are 19 Hirebike stations across the city.

There are also a number of park and bike sites at Skellingthorpe and Burton Waters, where motorist can drive part of the way then complete the journey by bike.

Richard Hallsworth from Nicholson’s Chartered Accountants said: “We love taking part in the Lincolnshire Cycle Challenge.

“It really does make the team get out on our bikes, both to commute and also socially.”

Sarah Hubery, Sustainable Travel Office for Lincolnshire County Council said: “Around 50,000 people work in the city of Lincoln.

“We hope that the September Cycle Challenge and National Cycle to work day will really inspire people to think differently about the way they travel.”