Residents are encouraged to get pedalling to take advantage of
special offers and events as part of National Bike Week from
Saturday 19 June 2010 to Sunday 27 June 2010.
Peterborough City Council's Travelchoice team
is running events for cyclists of all ages and interests.
On Sunday 20 June 2010, families are
encouraged to 'Gear up for the Green Wheel'. Starting at 10.30am,
the event is open to everyone with participants given the option of
cycling anything from a few leisurely miles to a tougher challenge
of 45 miles.
There will be plenty of refreshment stops on
route and as it’s Father’s Day, all Dads taking part will receive a
special gift. Eventually, Travelchoice hope this event will become
an annual record attempt with the aim of getting as many people as
possible on the Green Wheel in one day.
Spin for a Swim! People cycling to the Lido
outdoor pool between Monday 21 June 2010 and Sunday 27 June 2010,
who can prove they arrived on bike, will be entitled to free
Free breakfasts, including pasties or bacon
rolls and a coffee, are available to cyclists who stop at the
Cornish Pasty Company on Bridge Street on Wednesday 23 June 2010
between 7.45am and 9am. Although this is aimed mainly at commuter
cyclists, it is open to anyone, so jump on your bike and Pedal for
Councillor Samantha Dalton, the city council's
cabinet member for environment capital, said: "Supporting Bike Week
is a further addition to our reputation as the UK's environment
"Using cycles rather than cars is a great way
to travel around Peterborough and is a key way of easily reducing
individual carbon footprints."
Nicola Francis, the city council's
Travelchoice team manager, said: "While the weather is warm, it's
an excellent opportunity for people to get on their bikes and enjoy
the great outdoors. The Bike Week events are a chance for residents
to have fun and see the city from a different view."