NE Lincs using technology to bring together business community and boost cycling

North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE, has launched the 2016 North East Lincolnshire Cycle Map.Caption: Mr Adie Duyvenvoorde, winner of the 2016 Cycle Map Cover Photography competition, will all be in attendance.

Organisations from across North East Lincolnshire are signing up and showing their support for cycling as part of the North East Lincs Cycle Challenge, a regional campaign to encourage cycling, foster friendly competition, and inform future decisions around bicycle infrastructure.

The Challenge will run throughout September 2016 and is open to anyone who lives or works in the area, and is free to take part. Over 100 workplaces are already registered.

The NE Lincs Cycle Challenge is all about encouraging people to hop on a bike so they can rediscover the joys and benefits of riding. Organisations compete against each other to get the maximum amount of their staff to ride a bike anywhere, anytime in September.

Anyone who logs a ride of at least 10 minutes is eligible to win prizes, including an e-bike from PicaRock, bikes, gear, movie tickets, vouchers and more.

Councillor Jane Hyldon-King, portfolio holder for health and wellbeing, said:

This is a great event for avid cyclists to get involved in, and a fantastic opportunity for those that don’t normally cycle to dust off their bikes and get outside.

The Challenge features live local and national league tables on the Challenge website, as well as how individuals stack up against each other in miles, days logged, and people encouraged.
Participants can also log rides in the Challenge by joining their profile to their favourite smartphone apps, including Ride Report, Moves, Strava, Endomondo, and Map My Fitness.

Registration is open – it’s free to participate and only takes a minute to register. For more information, go to lovetoride.net/nelincs.

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