20 June 2012>
To celebrate National Bike Week, Caerphilly County Borough Council's Sustainable Development Team has organised a series of training sessions, try out sessions and incentives to get more staff commuting by bicycle.
Training sessions will help staff brush up on basic cycling skills enabling council employees to ride more safely and Dr Bike health checks will ensure staff commute on properly maintained equipment, for those who want some extra power than they produce by pedal there will be opportunities to try out electric bikes too.
Councillor Ken James, Cabinet Member responsible for Sustainable Development welcomed the initiatives, "By travelling by bike Caerphilly County Borough Council employees will help to reduce pollution and congestion, not only will staff be helping to reduce the effects of commuting by car they'll also be reap the health benefits cycling can bring."
Caerphilly County Borough Council already has in place several initiatives to encourage employees to use cycling as an alternative method of travel, this includes a pool of electric bikes at Pontllanfriath house for use when travelling between offices and bike racks at many council buildings, including the new racks at Bedwas High, St Martins and St Cenydd schools.
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