Cycle to work day 3 September
A celebration of everyday cycling!
Cycle to Work Day is a national event held on 3rd September 2015. It aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for at least one day. Last year tens of thousands got involved including St Helens Council featured in the photograph above.
According to 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 one million people regularly commuting to work by bike.
Herculean efforts in both 2013 and 2014 saw tens of thousands of commuters hit the streets, and cycle over a half million miles for Cycle to Work Day. Hundreds of employers have also supported the day, from start ups like Pact Coffee and Rumble Labs, to large national companies such as Amey and Rolls Royce and organisations such as NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and The University of Cambridge.
Cycle to Work Day also enjoys unilateral support from cycling advocacy groups such as British Cycling, Sustrans, the London Cycling Campaign, Cyclescheme, the Bicycle Association, CTC – the national cycling charity, and Cycle Nation.
This far-reaching support ensures that Cycle to Work Day’s message is spread far and wide, but to truly fulfil our aims and see one million people regularly cycle commuting by 2021 we need you to get in the saddle with Cycle to Work Day and encourage your colleagues, friends and family to give cycling a go.
For more information see https://www.cycletoworkday.org/what-is-cycle-to-work-day