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Cycle to Work Day coincides with a celebration of cycling in Exeter

Published: 3 August 2022

Cycle to Work Day coincides with a celebration of cycling in Exeter  Cycle to Work Day

Thursday 4 August is national Cycle to Work Day - the UK’s biggest cycling commuting event.

The event is a celebration of all that’s great about cycling to work – and encourages workers to get on their bikes and travel to work on two wheels.

Exeter has the target of ensuring the half of all journeys across the city and made by walking or cycling, as a way of getting people more active and also cutting carbon emissions.

Cycle to Work Day coincides with the second in a series of free cycling festivals taking place in the city during the school holidays.

It takes place at Cowick Barton Playing Fields on Thursday 4 August, from 1pm to 3.30pm.

The cycling festival at Cowick Barton is the second of six events taking place throughout the summer, each one in a different location across the city and Cranbrook. All events are free for the whole family.

They have been developed by Live and Move – the Sport England Local Delivery Programme – and Active Devon.

Attendees can also benefit from free Dr Bike maintenance sessions with Ride On and cycling confidence sessions.

Cllr Josie Parkhouse, Lead Councillor for Leisure Services & Physical Activity, said the cycle events will appeal to everyone.

She said: “It really doesn’t matter whether you’re a 100 mile a week cyclist or haven’t been on a bike in years. The emphasis here is on the word fun. Our aim is just to get people together, being active and having a great time.”

Following the Cowick Barton cycle festival on Thursday, the remaining events are:

  • Wonford Playing Fields: Tuesday 9 August, 10:30am - 1pm
  • Hamlin Lane Playing Fields: Friday 12 August, 10:30am - 1pm
  • Exwick - Playing Fields: Wednesday 17 August, 1pm – 3.30pm
  • Cranbrook Burrough Fields Road Playing Field: Thursday 25 August 1pm - 3.30pm

More information about Cycle to Work Day can be found on the website

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