Fresh Air, Exercise and a Free Breakfast!
Enthusiastic staff at HPS strapped on their helmets and hopped on their bicycles for National Bike Week, which took place from Monday 12 June to Friday 16 June 2017.
National Bike Week is the largest annual mass-participation cycling event, boasting hundreds of free events throughout the UK. These range from bike to work rides, family friendly traffic-free rides to bike breakfasts and cycle demonstrations in schools.
The aim of the week is to demonstrate the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, and to encourage individuals to take to two wheels and cycle to work, school or even the local shops.
HPS Bike to Work Week
Hosted at the HPS UK Offices in Beeston, Nottingham, a range of staff from the HPS group of companies participated in the event. There was a real mixture of people, ages, fitness levels and cycling abilities.
It was a massively successful week, and the weather even held up and stayed dry and sunny throughout the event, without a drop of rain in site! Many HPS staff were encouraged by the event, and are now using their bike to commute to work every day instead of their car or public transport.
Andrei Cox, UK Sales Manager of HPS commented,
“Bike week has inspired many people at HPS to leave their car keys at home, and to take up cycling. Since I took part in the event I’ve decided to try and cycle more often. I would say the reasons I choose to cycle to work are to save petrol, help improve the environment and for enjoyment too”.
Sustainability is Important to HPS
As part of HPS’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, we regularly run green events and sustainability initiatives. We also encourage our staff to adopt environmentally friendly modes of transportation such as cycling and walking to work where possible. You can find out more about Sustainability at HPS here.
Thanks to HPS Staff
Just because Bike Week is over, it doesn’t mean we should forget about our bikes until next year! In fact, we have plenty of bike-related and other sustainability events like Bike Week in the pipeline, so make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates.
Lastly thanks to everyone that took part or got involved – keep cycling through the summer and make sure you are ready for Cycle to Work Day in September.