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Council staff encouraged to get on their bikes

Employees from across Borough of Poole will be getting on their bikes this month as part of the National Cycle Challenge.

Council staff will be joining around 20,000 businesses and other local authorities in the challenge to see who can get the highest number of people cycling for at least 10 minutes.

The Challenge takes place between Saturday 11 and Sunday 19 June 2016, during which time all rides will be logged on the National Cycle Challenge website, www.lovetoride.net/uk. Companies from across Poole are encouraged to join in the two-wheeled fun, with prizes and incentives for teams and individuals available.

Residents are encouraged to have some fun and join the challenge too. Cyclists only need to ride for 10 minutes to take part and rides can take place at any time, anywhere. Just register at www.lovetoride.net/uk

As a  keen cyclist, Councillor Drew Mellor, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Transportation and Public Health, Borough of Poole, cycled from Lands End to John O'Groats for charity a few years ago as well as cycling through France last summer. Councillor Mellor will also be joining in this challenge, and said: “Bike week is a great opportunity to encourage people around Poole to make the most of our scenic town and promote healthy living at the same time. I look forward to seeing how the Borough of Poole employees take on this challenge, compared to other businesses employees around Poole.”