Talking West Cheshire

Competition to be held to get more people cycling to work in Chester

30 September 2010

Cheshire West and Chester Council has launched a cycling competition for Chester residents or cyclists who travel to work in the city.

The Cycle Chester Workplace Challenge asks participants to pledge to cycle to work at least once during the two week challenge period between 18 and 31 October .

Funded by Cycling England, everyone who logs their journeys on line will receive a gift when their first journey is completed and can post a blog about their experience.

Bike loans are available to employees in large organisations and a free bike health check will take place at various events in the run up to the challenge. Short refresher bike training is available on demand.

There are six bikes to be won which will be given away in six categories of employer, relating to the size of the workforce.

“The aim of the contest is for participants to clock as many miles as possible to win a folding bike” said Community and Environment Executive Member Councillor Lynn Riley.

“There are many pluses to the competition. Cycling is gaining in popularity across the city and we hope that the contest will increase the number of people cycling to work.” 

Sign up at Bike Boost website to find out if your company is on the website. If the business you work for is not on the list, email ed.bikeboost@gmail.com to register a new company.