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Cycle to Work, says council

 
Created on 07/09/2016 @ 10:19
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Residents in the Welshpool area are being urged to ditch their cars and take to two wheels and cycle to work for at least one day later this month.

On a day when the Tour of Britain passes through Powys, the county council is announcing its support for Cycle to Work Day, a national event that will be held on September 14.

Cllr John Brunt, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Cycling to work is good for your health, your wallet and the environment. The number of people cycling to work regularly is growing, with 741,000 people in the UK regularly doing so. Cycle to Work Day aims to increase those numbers year by year and to one million by 2021.”

For those who are less confident on two wheels, the council’s Road Safety Team run a free ‘On Your Bike’ scheme to help cyclists improve their road riding skill and confidence. For more details email road.safety@powys.gov.uk or telephone 01597 826640.

Anyone who takes part in Cycle to Work Day can pledge their miles online www.cycletoworkday.org where they will be in for a chance to win a prize.

Today, Britain's top riders will be coming through the west side of the county for a stage of the Tour of Britain race which finishes in Builth Wells at the show ground.


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