Steve Beasant

Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Great Grimsby and Councillor for the East Marsh Learn more

Bike Week in North East Lincolnshire

by Steve Beasant on 15 June, 2015

This week is national Bike Week and to celebrate North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with Cofely, has a series of events lined up to give people the chance to discover cycling.

Two town centre bike days have been organised for Friday and Saturday 19 and 20 June in Grimsby town centre.

There’s a lunchtime try-a-bike session from 12pm to 2pm on the Friday and a cycle obstacle course and other activities from 10am to 4pm on the Saturday.

Guided group cycle rides have been organised on Monday evenings during June.

The next three are on the following dates and all rides start at 6pm:

  • 15 June – Weelsby Woods (8 miles)
  • 22 June – Grimsby Cycle Hub (12 miles)
  • 29 June – Grimsby Auditorium (12 miles)

Organisations from around the borough have also signed up to the North East Lincolnshire Cycle Challenge – a free team competition to see who can get the most people riding a bike between 8 and 28 June.

North East Lincolnshire Cycle Challenge is part of the National Cycle Challenge – so organisations and departments can compete against other offices, colleagues and friends around the country.

There are some fantastic prizes that you could win including a trip for two to New Zealand, new bikes, bike gear, holidays around the UK and more.

To sign up and find out more visit www.lovetoride.net/nelincs.

Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’.

Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to work or school, the local shops or just to visit friends.

The 2015 event will take place 13 to 21 June but events still take place through until September and beyond.

This year’s Bike Week has a special focus and will encourage people to use their bikes to cycle to work. Many people will use the events to ride and take part in ‘buddy’ rides with colleagues, scope out the easiest route to their place of work or take part in work place challenges.

For more details visit www.lovetoride.net/nelincs and www.bikeweek.org.uk.

 

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