Cycle to Work Day coming to Lincoln this week

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The Access LN6 team at Lincolnshire County Council is challenging drivers to swap four wheels for two, and bike to work.

Whether you use one of your own bikes or chose to ride one of Lincoln’s hirebikes, the Access LN6 team wants more businesses to pledge their support for the day.

The national event is championed by multi-gold medal winning Paralympic cyclist, Dame Sarah Storey, who is encouraging the public to take part.

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Councillor for Highways and Transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, said:

“Cycle to Work Day is a great initiative to encourage staff to dust off their bikes and enjoy a different commute to work.

“Whether you cycle the full distance or just part of the way, we want to encourage more people to cycle more often, and it ties in great with the work our Access LN6 team is already doing in the area.

“We’re getting involved at Lincolnshire County Council, and we would encourage you all to make a pledge and cycle to work.”

Businesses can sign up as an employer and promote Cycle to Work Day with posters in communal areas. They can also be part of Britain’s biggest bike breakfast by rewarding colleagues that bike to work with a coffee and a croissant.

The Access LN6 team are offering free bike maintenance at the Kingsley Road hirebike station from 7.45am to 9.00am, and there are two bike trains for people cycling in to, and out of, Lincoln city centre.

Meeting times for the bike trains will be at 7.30am at the Coop at Witham St Hughs for a bike ride into Lincoln city centre (along Newark Road and Tritton Road), or meet at 7.30am at the Brayford Waterfront for a bike ride to Doddington Road, Kingsley Road and Teal Park (via Birchwood).

For those that sign up for the event there is a chance to win a brand new £850 bike.  To make your pledge and download posters to promote the event, visit the Cycle to Work Day website.

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