Take on the Bike Week Cycle Challenge

People across Devon are being urged to take part in the Bike Week Cycle Challenge which starts on Saturday (10 June).

Devon County Council is running the challenge during Bike Week, from 10-18 June, to encourage ‘everyday cycling for everyone’ across the county.

The Cycle Challenge is a friendly competition where prizes are available for cycling, encouraging others to cycle and sharing inspiring cycling stories.

Individuals can register to take part in the Devon Cycle Challenge at www.lovetoride.net/devon  Ride for 10 minutes or more and you can record your trips manually or automatically by using an app.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for cycling, said: “Bike Week is a great opportunity to promote cycling and give people the chance see the health, social and environmental benefits of cycling. Cycling is for everyone and we’ve seen how the Devon Cycle Challenges over the last two years have successfully inspired people to get on their bikes. Hopefully the latest challenge will help people realise how they can make cycling be part of everyday life.”

The latest Co-bikes docking station will also be launched at County Hall on Tuesday (13 June). Riders can hire, ride and drop off the electric bikes off at any Co-bikes site across its network, which currently covers Exeter Central Station, the University of Exeter, Sowton Park and Ride and Exeter Civic Centre.

Free two hour cycle confidence sessions are also available for anyone wanting to boost their confidence before getting back on their bike. This can be booked online at https://www.traveldevon.info/cycle/cycle-training/adults/

Bike Week is the biggest nationwide cycling event in the UK and aims to help people rethink their everyday journeys and switch to cycling as the most convenient way to get around.

For more information about Bike Week go to http://bikeweek.org.uk/us/