Big push on pedal power in bike week
IT’S all about pedal power this week, with Peterborough residents taking to the roads to mark National Bike Week.
Peterborough City Council’s Travelchoice team is running events for cyclists of all ages and interests from tomorrow until June 27.
On Sunday, families are encouraged to Gear Up For The Green Wheel.
Starting at 10.30am, the event is open to everyone, with participants given the option of cycling anything from a few leisurely miles to a tougher challenge of 45 miles.
There will be plenty of refreshment stops en route, and as it’s Father’s Day, all dads taking part will receive a special gift.
People cycling to the Lido between Monday and Sunday, June 27, who can prove they arrived on a bike, will be entitled to free entry.
Free breakfasts, including pasties or bacon rolls and a coffee, are available to cyclists who stop at the Cornish Pasty Company, on Bridge Street, on Wednesday, between 7.45am and 9am.
Nicola Francis, the city council’s Travelchoice team manager, said: “While the weather is warm, it’s an excellent opportunity for people to get on their bikes and enjoy the Great Outdoors. The Bike Week events are a chance for residents to have fun and see the city from a different view.”