Council urges workers to get on their bike

Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 11:22 am

A competition has been launched to see which Brighton and Hove business can get the most staff cycling this spring.

Picture of Penny Farthing at Bike Hub launch courtesy of

Picture of Penny Farthing at Bike Hub launch courtesy of

Brighton and Hove City Council has teamed up with Love to Ride and Sustrans to launch the Brighton and Hove Cycle Challenge which will run throughout March.

Organisations will compete to get the highest proportion of their staff to ride for just ten minutes – an achievable goal that is also long enough for participants to experience the physical and psychological benefits of riding a bike.

The aim is to get as many people as possible to ride a bike and log their trip. Since the site launched on January 11, 23 organisations and 132 people have registered online.

It’s free for organisations and individuals to take part and there are six size categories for organisations, as well individual prizes.

Everyone who logs a ride before the end of March will go into the draw for a trip to Canada or Croatia, plus there are cinema tickets for encouragers and new riders and lots of prize to be announced before March.

Cllr Gill Mitchell, Chair of the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, said: “Cycling is not only fun but it’s also a wonderful mode of sustainable transport and a great way to do exercise.

“The Brighton and Hove Cycle Challenge will be a good way to promote cycling across the city and encourage more people to get on their bikes.”

To find out more about the Brighton & Hove Cycle Challenge and register, visit

  1. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    Are there any sightings of cllr Mitchell on a bike?

  2. Rolivan Reply

    Are there going to bé Councillors and Staff riding to work and using the Car Pool and not using Norton Rd and Kings House as à freebie.

  3. Al Bion-Street Reply

    We had a council minion knock on our door last summer, carrying out a sustainable transport survey. When I told her that we no longer owned bikes because we’d repeatedly had them nicked, her response was “yeah, we generally tend to tell people to only buy cheap second-hand ones because of all the thefts.” Until the local authority, the police, and other organisations get to grips with the problem, our household will stick with the internal combustion engine.

  4. simon Reply

    Brighton & Hove… let’s have Car Free City days once a week

    • simon Reply

      I meant once a month of course!

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