Last modified: 19 June 2012
Image: The RSPB
Staff at the RSPB’s south east regional office in Brighton are taking part in Bike Week in a bid to save nature.
The event, which is running from 16-24 June, is one of the UK’s biggest annual promotions of cycling and aims to show how easily you can make it part of your everyday life.
And the local RSPB have taken on the challenge and are aiming to get as many of their staff to take part and cycle to work this week.
Chris Corrigan, the RSPB’s south east regional director, said: “As part of our commitment to reduce carbon emissions we’ve always encouraged people to travel in a sustainable way.
“Being in the centre of Brighton helps as we’re close to the station and many of our staff live locally enough to walk or cycle to work. We’ve even invested in a foldable bike so that people can use it to get to and from meetings.
“This event is a great way to highlight the benefits of cycling both on a personal level for health and well being but also for wider environmental reasons. We can all do our bit and cycling is a great way to Step up for Nature”
Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, Bike Week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether for fun or as a means of getting around to the local shops, school, library or just to visit friends.
As the biggest nationwide cycling event in the UK, Samsung Bike Week encourages over half a million people to join in events, rethink their everyday journeys and switch to cycling as the most convenient way to get around.
For more information visit www.bikeweek.org.uk