Transport

Get on your bike on September 14

By Mark Gorton at

WARNING: Submariners, the crew of the International Space Station and Police Dogs may find the rest of this news story irrelevant.

Residents of Heswall (and surrounding areas – and everywhere else for that matter) are being encouraged to harness pedal power on Wednesday 14 September and do their bit for the national Cycle to Work Day.

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Cycle to Work Day aims to highlight the benefits of cycling as a transport choice and encourages people to cycle more often. It attracted over one million people to take part across the country last year.

This year, Wirral Council’s Business Travel Solution’s team is providing an even greater incentive for local people and businesses to get involved. They are offering £150 of Love2shop vouchers as prizes for those who take part.

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The prize draw is open to both residents and businesses. All individuals must work in Wirral and businesses must have premises in Wirral.

Individuals who want to get involved and be in with a chance of winning a prize will need to:

Make a pledge to get on their bike via the Cycle to Work Day website

Email Business Travel Support – bts@wirral.gov.uk – for a link to a survey. 

Then cycle to work on Wednesday 14th September!

You see? It’s as easy as riding a bike!

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Businesses who encourage their staff to get involved can win a half-day ‘Dr Bike’ event for their organisation. The events are held by trained mechanics or enthusiastic cyclists who perform health checks on bikes and will come out to your business to perform the checks on your employees’ bikes.

Businesses have the chance of winning for having the most miles cycled by employees, having the most amount of new cyclists at their company, and for providing the best photo of the day.

To take part businesses should contact the Business Travel Support team by email to bts@wirral.gov.uk. They will receive more information, a link to the survey and a mileage spreadsheet for their teams.

Wirral Council’s Business Travel Support team works to encourage more sustainable methods of transport that are good for individuals and the environment.

There are also prizes are also available from the official Cycle to Work Day website.

Visit the Cycle to Work Day website for more information