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Staff bike for free breakfasts

Posted 21 June 2011

Pam Whitehouse and Gabriella Parkes cycle regularly.

Staff and students at Harper Adams University College have received free breakfasts today in recognition of their support of Team Great Britain Bike Week.

Today was the first of two cycle to work days, promoting cycling as a healthy alternative to driving. Those taking part have been able to claim a free breakfast courtesy of the Catering Department.

Despite the unpredictable weather, some members of staff also chose to embark on a lunchtime ride led by lecturer, Pam Whitehouse.

Environment and Waste Management Officer, Karen Hughes, has coordinated the event. She said: “The breakfasts have been a great incentive to encourage more staff to cycle to work and support this national campaign.

“This is the third year we’ve taken part and despite many of our staff already using alternative transport, it is always great to encourage more.”

Team Green Britain Bike Week runs from June 18-26. Staff will also be cycling to work this Thursday.

The event is the UK’s largest mass participation cycling event, with around half a million participating last year. This year’s main focus is on the big bike fix.

For more information, visit http://www.bikeweek.org.uk/index.php

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