Chris Boardman gets in the saddle for Cycle to Work Day
by Kieran Howells
Friday, July 1st 2016 at 10:24AM BST
Cycle to Work Day is back on Wednesday 14th September for a fourth year, encouraging everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for just one day.
The event’s ambassador is Chris Boardman, MBE, Olympic gold medallist and multiple award-winning and record-breaking cyclist. The day has become a national annual event in the UK, and for the first time, Cycle to Work Day is inviting riders in Ireland to join in the event too.
2015’s event saw many of the campaign’s numbers close to double that of the previous year. The pledged number of riders rose to just under 33,000; miles ridden to just under half a million; and the number of employers reached just under 900, with a combined workforce of more-than-one-million employees.
“I’m delighted to be the ambassador for Cycle to Work Day 2016, it’s something I believe in deeply”, said Chris Boardman, MBE. “The occasion offers a focal point for people who don’t cycle already to give it a go and for those that do, to celebrate this wonderful form of transport. People from all over the country and all walks of life united for a day by this wonderful machine and in doing so, help to remind us that our journey’s to work can be something to be enjoyed.”
The campaign’s aim is for a million people in the UK and Ireland to get on their bikes to work by 2021. It is supported also this year by Transport for London, the Met Office, British Cycling, the Tour of Britain, Sustrans, we are Cycling UK, Cyclescheme IE, and the London Cycling Campaign.
Pledge your support now as a rider, retailer, or employer for Cycle to Work Day via:www.cycletoworkday.org