From the Cycle To Work website:
“Celebrate your commute and take to two wheels on Thursday 4th September 2014!
Cycle to Work Day is a national event, championed by multi gold medal winning Paralympic cyclist, Dame Sarah Storey, which aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for just one day on Thursday 4th September 2014.
According the census data, 760,000 people in the UK cycle to work regularly – this number keeps growing steadily, but with Cycle to Work Day’s help we are aiming to make those numbers skyrocket this year and beyond! By 2021, we hope to see 1 million people regularly commuting to work by bike.
Last years event saw a Herculean effort from the 20,000 commuters who hit the streets and cycled over a quarter of a million miles on Cycle to Work Day. This year we want to double the number of budding commuters saddling up and achieve (at least) half a million miles pledged! For this to happen, we need your help. Here are some of the ways you can make a difference:
- Promise to get in the saddle on September 4th by pledging miles for cycle to work day here: www.cycletoworkday.org
- Share www.cycletoworkday.org on your social media pages and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to sign up and get involved.
- If you know a wannabe cyclist in need of a new bike, let them know about the cycle to work scheme.
- Ask your employer to get behind the day by offering staff that ride a free coffee and croissant as part of Britain’s Biggest Bike Breakfast.
We hope you’re planning on taking part this year too! Show us your support and pledge to ride by clicking on the link above!”