Newham businesses urged to get pedalling as Tour de France about to kick off

15:25 01 July 2014

The Tour de France was last in London in 2007 Picture: B. Bade

The Tour de France was last in London in 2007 Picture: B. Bade


Businesses in Newham, which is hosting the Tour de France, are being urged to get pedalling as part of the Workplace Challenge.

The number of weekly cyclists is now over 2.1 million and workplaces are being urged to realise the business benefits from regular cycling.

Now, to coincide with what is known as the biggest annual sporting event, the County Sports Partnership Network (CSPN) are encouraging businesses in areas where the Tour De France route will pass through to get involved in a four week cycling challenge as part of the Workplace Challenge.

The challenge is for workplaces to cycle more and to compete against other workplaces to be top of the leaderboards.

It began on Monday June 30 and will end on July 28 following the end of Le Tour in Paris. Workplaces will be encouraged to log all forms of cycling to compete against other individuals, departments and workplaces on the Workplace Challenge leaderboards.

Throughout the challenge workplaces can log any cycling activity completed and monitor distance travelled, CO2 saved and activity points gained as they compete to cycle the most during Le Tour. Cycling to work, lunch time rides, spinning classes and recreational cycling are all included.

The platform, which has received funding support from Sport England and is supported by the British Heart Foundation’s Health at Work programme, is built on the growing trend for digital sharing.


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