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Date added: 07 July 2014

Swindon Businesses Embrace Bike Week 

Sustrans and Swindon Travel Choices delighted with Bike to Work sign up
 
Bike Week 2014
National Bike Week ran from the 14th to the 22nd of June with residents all across Swindon getting involved in bike breakfasts, led rides and even battling it out as part of the Bike to Work Day competition.
 
Sustrans and Swindon Travel Choices who were responsible for hosting the events were delighted by the numbers getting involved. Matt Jones Project Officer at Sustrans said:
 
“It’s been a fantastic week and we’ve seen a genuine uplift in cycling numbers. Some of those workplaces involved in Bike to Work Day saw nearly double the numbers of regular cyclists that they had only a few months ago".
 
With over 700 attendees at bike breakfasts, hungry cyclists were rewarded for their efforts and well fed with healthy offerings, free maps and bike security marking.
 
Bike to Work Day 2014
 
In the highly competitive Bike to Work Day competition the winners in the large workplace category were Openwork (pic. above) , the financial advisor’s network, who have recently installed new bike racks to cope with the extra demand for cycle parking.
 
“We are really pleased to have won today's competition, and are looking forward to a Bike Picnic courtesy of Sustrans and Swindon Travel Choices,” a spokesman for Openwork commented.
 
“We're committed to having some great facilities in place here at our head office, for cyclists and runners alike.”
 
Cole Easdon (pic. below), the civil engineering consultants, won the small workplaces category with a massive 44% of their staff cycling to work.
 
Bike to Work Day
 
Congratulations to all who took part!
 
If you want to find out more about Swindon Bike to Work Day or Bike Week, please visit the Sustrans and Swindon Travel Choices websites via the links below.
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