Lewes cycle challenge

Businesses across Lewes are taking to the saddle to compete in Lewes' cycle challenge between Monday 6th and Sunday 26th September.

The free competition has been set up to encourage people to take to their bikes and discover the joys and benefits of cycling. The aim is see who can get the most staff in the workplace cycling for 10 minutes or more during the 20 allocated days in September.

So far 16 organisations of all sizes and types based in the town have signed up to take part. Participants log their cycling online, with spot prizes awarded to individuals and team prizes for the teams that get the most staff cycling. 'Come and try' cycle skills sessions are on offer for a few lucky workplaces and free cinema tickets are also on offer.

Following the the Workplace Challenge, schools in Lewes are invited to take part in the Lewes Schools' cycle challenge. Schools and classes will compete to see who can get the most pupils to ride their bike at least once during the week.

Kim Washington, Challenge coordinator said: "cycling is a healthy, cheap and environmentally friendly way to get around Lewes.

"The Cycle Challenge is free to enter and is for businesses of all sizes, and cyclists of all abilities. We want existing cyclists to encourage non-cyclists to get on a bike. It's about having some fun and remembering  how fun cycling can be."

Want to get involved? Sign up here.