Shrewsbury town centre shop calls for businesses to embrace National Cycle to Work Day

Staff at a shop in Shrewsbury town centre are appealing for other businesses to join them and embrace National Cycle to Work Day on Thursday (September 4).

Every member of staff at Stan’s Cycles, in Wyle Cop, will be making the effort to cycle to work on Thursday - a combined mileage of about 100 miles - and they are calling for other businesses to do the same.

Mike Jones, managing director at Stan’s Cycles, said: “The National Cycle to Work Day is a great initiative to get more people out of their cars and on to their bikes, which is something we wholeheartedly support.

“Cycling to work is a brilliant start to your day, it gets you active, freshens you up and really gives you a kickstart, rather than sitting motionless in a car.

“As you would expect, we are all passionate cyclists so cycling to work is hardly a chore, but we are asking our staff to make that extra effort on Thursday - and we are calling on other Shrewsbury town centre businesses to do the same.”

Mr Jones said there were usually between 10 and 12 members of staff in the shop each day, who travelled a combined daily mileage of about 100 miles to and from the shop.

Making the longest journey each day is Darren Ellis, who cycles from Oswestry every day, in any weather, which is a round trip of about 36 miles.

Mr Jones added: “As well as the health benefits, cycling can actually be more convenient than driving too.

“We love Shrewsbury but it’s not the best place to drive around, so it’s often rather satisfying to overtake cars stuck in traffic jams - especially at rush hour.

“We’re hoping other Shrewsbury businesses can join with us and ditch the car on Thursday - it’s better for your health, your wallet and the environment, and they might even get to work quicker.”

More information about National Cycle to Work Day can be found on the website at: www.cycletoworkday.org

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