The LMB has yet again shown how committed its staff are to cycling by coming third in the Travel for Cambridgeshire Summer Cycle Challenge. The Challenge ran from 1st – 28th June 2015 and gave cyclists the opportunity to log their rides over a 4-week period to compete individually, and in teams, against friends and colleagues. The aim of the challenge was to encourage people to take to their bikes and discover the joys and benefits of cycling.
The Challenge saw 526 cyclists across Cambridgeshire logging over 13,000 rides covering 77,000 miles, which equated to a saving of over 25,000 kg of CO2.The LMB came third behind ARM and the University of Cambridge. All three organisations won a cycle stand and tools for a cycle workshop. These items will be available to LMB staff when they need to fix their bike so that they can cycle to/from work. Individuals also had a chance to win some seasonal cycling prizes and several members of the LMB won items including helmets, high-vis vests and bike locks.
The Summer Cycle Challenge was supported by Travel for Cambridgeshire, a not for profit partnership hosted by Cambridgeshire County Council. It is dedicated to working with employers, to deliver and promote sustainable and healthy travel by employees through the development of workplace travel plans.