Grab A Chance For Euro Cycling Glory
Help London become bicycle capital of Europe next month
Hounslow residents have been offered a chance to help London become the bicycle capital of Europe next month.
Hounslow, along with west London neighbours Ealing, Brent, Hammersmith and Fulham and Harrow, and Lewisham council, have been chosen to represent London and the country in the European Cycling Challenge 2013.
The contest is a mileage challenge in which cyclists track the distance they travel by bicycle for one month.
The city whose residents and employees log the most cycle miles during May 2013 will be crowned the most sustainable and active cycling city in Europe. .
Councillor Colin Ellar , cabinet member for environment, said: “Hounslow is home to some of the capital’s most enthusiastic cyclists . This is a great chance for any budding Bradley Wiggins out there to grab a chance of European glory for themselves.”
All employees and residents in West London are eligible to enter. Everyone is encouraged to participate, whether they are a regular cyclist, an infrequent cyclist or totally new to cycling. By joining the challenge, participants will receive a free smartphone app which will log and track their cycling miles.
To find out more visit www.ecc2013.net or follow @WestLondonECC on Twitter.
And there is more on offer for cyclists in Hounslow this spring:
And Hounslow will be host to the summer’s must see cycling event – RideLondon in August : www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk.
To find out more about cycling in the borough, visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/cycling
April 26, 2013