Cycle to work project in Brighton and Hove

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The Sussex Police recently took part in a council-run campaign, which aims to encourage more people to ride their bike to work and to promote safe and confident cycling through training.

The Cycle to Work Project was set up as part of the European CIVITAS Commuter Travel Plan Project.Several members of staff have had one to one cycle training during the last three months and more than 40 employees at Sussex Police’s Brighton HQ in John Street attended the Cycle to Work Event last month. Free bike checks and practical pointers about bike maintenance and issues that often prevent people from taking to their bike to work were given at the event. Geoffrey Theobald, cabinet member for environment at Brighton & Hove City Council, said: The event was a great success and I hope that it will result in a few more journeys to work by bike over the coming months.The city council won £2.2 million to invest in small-scale transport projects and is the only city in the country to win European money from the CIVITAS Plus (Archimedes) Project for such schemes. Council officers are working with five other cities in Europe to share best practice, experience and skills.

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