Solihull Council is encouraging organisations from around the borough and their employees to take part in the Solihull Cycle Challenge.
The Solihull Cycle Challenge, which takes place from Monday 8 until Sunday 28 June 2015, is a free competition aimed at local businesses, to see who can get the largest percentage of their workforce riding a bike. It is part of a national initiative run by Love to Ride, an organisation that seeks to encourage people- both keen cyclists and absolute beginners- to get active and keep green by cycling to work more often.
To take part, competitors must cycle for ten minutes or more each day during the three week challenge period, and log their progress on the Love to Ride website or using the Love to Ride app for Android and iPhone.
There are six different size categories to enter, depending on how many staff members each workplace or department has. Organisations or departments that get the highest percentage participation (for their size category) win a team prize. The competition is based on the numbers of staff taking part, not how far or fast they can cycle.
The Solihull Cycle Challenge is part of The National Cycle Challenge - so organisations or departments can compete against other offices, colleagues and friends around the country.
To sign yourself and your workplace up to the Solihull Cycle Challenge, just go to www.lovetoride.net/solihull to register. You will get access to the online competition and receive a registration pack. Justine Flower from Love to Ride can also visit your workplace to offer more information and help you and your colleagues get involved. There is also still some availability for Love to Ride to provide free bikes and maintenance sessions at your workplace.
For further information, you can reach Justine Flower, Challenge Manager for Love to Ride Solihull, at Justine@lovetoride.org