Lincs Cycle Challenge covers quarter of a million miles

The results are in from the Lincs Cycle Challenge.

Keen cyclists from across 93 companies, and totalling almost 2,100 in number, took to their bikes for the 2015 Lincs Cycle Challenge, as part of the county councils Access Lincoln Project. 297,635 miles were covered over a three week period, a distance longer than the journey to the moon. Almost a quarter of the cyclists involved were made up of people who hadn’t previously participated in the annual challenge.

The event encourages business to promote cycling and its various health benefits to its employees. This was a mission statement reinforced by the various prized awarded throughout the challenge for the cyclists who covered the most miles, the most trips and those who persuaded the most people to get involved.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for high and transport, comments: “I wish to congratulate each and every one of those people who took part in this challenge. Whether they chose to commute to work or cycle for pleasure, every single mile made a difference in terms of the health benefits and reducing their carbon footprint. I hope that some of those who got on their bikes for the first time will carry on cycling after seeing how beneficial it can be.”