2 July 2013 08:22 AM
Call for Horsham workplaces to get on their bikes.
A challenge has been thrown down to workplaces in Horsham area to get their staff cycling.
The 2013 Cycle Challenge runs from Monday 1 July 2013 to Sunday 21 July 2013.
It is a free competition for workplaces to enter to see who can get the highest proportion of employees to ride a bike for ten minutes. The purpose of the event is to get more people cycling more often and to encourage non-cyclists to give it a try, whether for fun, exercise or work.
RSA and Fisher Clinical Services have entered in Horsham.
Organisations with three or more staff are welcome and compete in categories against other similar sized employers.
Individuals who live Horsham are also welcome to take part and can win prizes.
Everything is recorded on the Love to Ride website where organisations register to join in and individuals log their own rides. Registration is simple and only takes a minute, while it only takes 15 seconds to log a ride.
The event is supported by West Sussex County Council.
County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Pieter Montyn, said: “A healthy workforce leads to increased productivity, fewer sick days and greater well-being.
“Cycling is great way for improving health and cutting carbon emissions – every time you jump on a bike you are replacing a car journey.
“Previous challenges have been successful in encouraging new cyclists to have a go, many of whom become regular cyclists afterwards.‘
For more information about the Horsham Cycle Challenge - or to register - visit the Love to Ride Horsham pages.