Enjoyed cycling to work yesterday with National Cycle to Work Day? We certainly did thanks to the team from Tees Valley Cycle Challenge.
Preparation for the big day got underway with support from Localmotion, Darlington’s Bike Stop and Dr Bike with Durham Police dropping in providing a valuable bike marking service to ensure that security remains high on our bike enthusiasts’ list of priorities. Dr Bike were on hand to ensure that all cycles were in tip top condition for winter along with Localmotion promoting the benefits of cycling around Darlington’s extensive cycle network.
With plenty of opportunities to try out cycling, we loved the eight-seater bike and staff from Capita were quick to take their alfresco meetings on the road that took multi-tasking to a whole new level. Capita were just one of the many of the customers supporting the Love to Ride Tees Valley Cycle Challenge, which aims to get more people cycling to work and for leisure.
Lingfield Point’s neighbourhood is the ideal place to promote cycling as it links up to the town-wide cycle network. Customers can take advantage of our free bike hire service – offering a range of Claud Butler bikes to encourage the use of the network. The bike hire service is one of many sustainable initiatives now in place around our environmentally-conscious community and adds to the well-used on-site bus service and the recently launched FAXI car sharing service.
With over 60 businesses now based at our busy business park in Darlington that offers office and industrial space to let – we’re not surprised that our sustainable initiatives are so well used.
Eddie Humphries, Estate Manager of Lingfield Point said: “It’s great to have taken part in the cycling challenge again this year it’s fun and there are the obvious health benefits too as our Head of Marketing, Sara Williams, found out.
“We don’t just pay lip service to sustainable transport, we have a regular bus service to site and earlier this year launched our Faxi car sharing service, for those who want to help reduce carbon emissions by sharing the journey to work.”
Claire Leman, Challenge Manager of Love to Ride Tees Valley, said: “We have a number of bikes to give away as part of the Challenge which rolls our across the Tees Valley – and we really hope the folks from Lingfield Point will take part.
“All they have to do for a chance to win is register on the website and use our app to record they cycle rides.”