CHESHIRE West and Chester Council is urging people across the borough to get on two wheels for Bike Week 2023 – to save money, boost their health, and help the environment.

The annual campaign, which runs from June 5 to 11 this year, is all about encouraging as many workplaces as possible to help their staff cycle during the week.

Councillor Karen Shore, the council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for environment, transport and highways said: “Cycling is not only good for our physical and mental health but also has other benefits.

“If your journey to work is around five miles or less then it is worth considering travelling by cycle.

“Cycling to work can improve your health, save money and help the environment.

“We as a council support cycling and more active travel, for all the benefits it brings to people and their communities.

“Many council officers have taken the challenge for Bike Week and have included some bike travel in their working week. 

“We have also organised a staff bike ride, led by the Chester Cycling Campaign, later this week.”

Bike Week is organised by the charity Cycling UK and it suggests several ways you can help support this year’s campaign, such as organising a ride with your workplace, take on a Bike Week challenge, and organise a cyclists’ event like breakfast for those biking to work.