As the weather is picking up, and Bike Week is here, we at Green Park thought we would encourage you to get out on two wheels...
Borrow a Green Park cycle.
These are FREE and located at 100 Longwater Avenue and 250 South Oak Way. Ask for the code for the lock from the receptionist at these buildings and off you go! All the cycles have chain guards and seat height adjusters so you can ride in comfort.
If you're cycling around Reading, feel free to use one of the ReadyBikes. With three stations on Green Park, the bikes are easily accessible and can be parked at any of the 29 stations across Reading.
Good luck Abby!
To end Bike Week, Abby Lacey from TVBLEP is doing a London to Brighton bike ride, raising money for British Heart Foundation. She says “I’ve loved cycling for a while now but wanted a new challenge and to raise some money for the fantastic British Heart Foundation, so in October last year I gathered some girlfriends together and started training for the London to Brighton bike ride. Not only have we got fitter, but we’ve found great enjoyment from our cycle rides and found a sense of camaraderie.” You can sponsor Abbey through her JustGiving page.
Take a Bike Week pledge
Win a prize for increasing your efforts to cycle to work during Bike Week by taking the pledge. A survey by Cycle UK shows that most people live within 5 miles of their workplace, making cycling to work a possibility.
Encourage cycling in your company
Sustrans have detailed some of the reasons to do so in this article. Benefits include healthier, more productive staff.
For discounted cycle purchases, checks and accessories, join the easitGREEN PARK scheme.
A map of the UK cycle routes offers many options for you to use in the local area as well as further afield.