Council encourages residents to put on their bikes for National Bike Week 2021
WARRINGTON Borough Council is encouraging local residents to get on their bikes, stay active and be healthy, for National Bike Week 2021, which begins tomorrow, Sunday.
Organized by Cycling UK, National Bike Week is an annual celebration to promote cycling and show how easily it can be part of everyday life, encouraging everyday cycling for all.
The week 2021 runs from Sunday May 30 tomorrow to Saturday June 5. With a theme of ‘health and wellness’ it aims to inspire people across the UK to try cycling, whether for fun, as a way to get to work or school , in local stores or just to get out of the way. air.
You can get involved by participating in the “7 Day Cycling Challenge”. Can you ride your bike for seven consecutive days?
It’s also a great time to start making cycling part of your daily routine by:
• Replace the car with a bicycle when commuting to work or school
• Try a pre-work cycle to get a good workout so you can hit the ground while running
• Go to shops by bike to pick up essential items for yourself or for others
• Get off the beaten track, explore a new place
• Integrate cycling into family life by taking children on fun rides, during school holidays and beyond
All those who actively participate in Bike Week are invited to share their adventures on social networks – tagging @wearecycling and # 7 days of cycling – for the opportunity to win a Cycling UK prize.
It has never been easier for the residents of Warrington to integrate cycling into their daily lives. The council has invested heavily in recent years in major transport improvement programs aimed at tackling congestion, reducing dependence on cars and providing high quality bikes and networks, to support a sustainable future and carbon neutral.
It supports the council’s Fourth Local Transportation Plan (LTP4), which sets out the vision to make Warrington a prosperous, attractive and well-connected place, reducing congestion and making walking and cycling easier.
Recent strategic investments in the cycle include a new link to Burtonwood, major improvements along the Trans-Pennine Trail, improvements to the Longbarn Park and Nook Lane to College trailhead, and the new Chester Road cycle path, which is expected to be completed within weeks to come.
To support the work to get many more local people to cycle, the council has just launched its brand new cycling webpage warrington.gov.uk/cycling. For the first time, it offers a selection of popular routes and independent rides for all ages and abilities, with built-in Google Maps for every ride. People can also view and follow the full cycling network on Google Maps, and can get information on FREE family cycling training, local cycling clubs, and cycling essentials.
To help you find your way, you can also consult the borough’s recently updated cycling map, which shows routes through parks and green spaces, and allows you to plan a ride using routes that suit your needs. your level of experience and confidence.
Warrington City Council Transport Cabinet Member Cllr Hans Mundry said: We are absolutely committed to investing in cycling, as part of our work, through our local transport plan, to integrate transport sustainable in the future of Warrington. Every penny we invest is aimed at making cycling as easy, safe and convenient as possible for the local population.
“More than half of our car trips are less than five miles – and by swapping out the car for a bike, you can improve your health and well-being, save money on fuel costs, and help make money. facing the climate emergency by reducing your carbon footprint.
“National Bike Week is the perfect opportunity to discover the immense benefits of cycling. There are so many ways to get involved and make cycling a part of your future – from cycling to work or school, to joining a cycling club, to exploring the vast network. Warrington Cycle Route, to the range of training and support on offer. “
Beyond National Bike Week, the council is also teaming up with Bikeabikity to offer “Learn to Ride” classes at Orford Park on Tuesday June 1st at 9am, 11:15 am and 2 pm. These sessions – organized in partnership with groups of local friends – are aimed at children aged seven and over, with additional Level 2 “on-road” lessons available for children aged 10 and over. All training is conducted in small, friendly groups of six children and two qualified instructors.
The council will also be hosting ‘Dr Bike’ events, in partnership with Life Cycle UK, during the summer and fall, offering free bike safety checks and tune-ups. The dates for these events will be confirmed in the near future.
For more information on all the fantastic cycling opportunities available in Warrington, or for tips and advice to start your cycling journey, visit the Cycling Council webpage at warrington.gov.uk/cycling
To learn more about National Bike Week 2021 and how to get involved, visit bikeweek.org.uk