July 18, 2014 12.07 pm This story is over 89 months old

Siemens, Rockstar Games and Co-op winners of Lincs Cycle Challenge

On your bike: Business such as Rockstar Games and The Environment Agency clocked up cycling miles to win prizes from Lincs Cycle Challenge.

The winners of the Lincs Cycle Challenge 2014 were announced at a special prize-giving ceremony on July 17.

From the three business categories in the annual Access LN6 challenge, which encourages people to cycle to work to clock up miles for prizes, Siemens won most overall miles and most commuter miles.

Meanwhile, Rockstar Games and Lincolnshire Co-op came in second and third place.

The businesses were awarded prizes such as cycling goody bags, D-Locks and helmets, alongside special certificates, cakes and brand new bikes.

Winners of the new bikes were Katrina Priestley from Turbine Efficiency and Sebastian Huland from Rockstar Lincoln.

The Environment Agency won a prize for encouraging the most non-cyclists to take part in the challenge, which ran between June 16 to July 13.

Siemens managed to clock an impressive 5,862 miles overall, plus 3,558 commuter miles.

Samantha Turczyn, from Siemens, said: “I usually drive to work due to school runs, but after taking the time to attempt the cycle challenge, I have found I do have time to cycle – and have saved so much money in petrol, it has spurred me on to do more!”

For the challenge, 529 people from 154 different organisations logged at least one bike ride on the Lincs Cycle Challenge website.

Overall, 9,000 journeys were logged and 61,000 miles cycled, with participants burning around 2.27 million calories and saving £17,000.

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Councillor for Highways and Transportation, said: “The Lincs Cycle Challenge is a great incentive for businesses and individuals to cycle to and from work, and for leisure.

“It’s been great to see so many businesses getting involved, and so many miles cycled in just four weeks. We hope that those inspired to start cycling will now continue, and encourage others to get on their bikes too.”

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