Nottingham staff and students cycle their way to free gifts

A series of 'cycle to work or university' days have been lined up in March to encourage staff and students in Nottingham to start pedaling their way to fitness.

The cycling sessions are part of Ucycle Nottingham, a project delivered by sustainable transport charity Sustrans, in partnership with The University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University , Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham City Council, Cycling England and The Big Wheel.

As part of the project, staff and students in Nottingham are being urged to make an online pledge to cycle more of their everyday journeys to work and university to benefit their health and the environment. In return for making a pledge, staff and students will receive a free breakfast and gift once they have commuted their journey by bike during one of the cycling sessions.

Sustrans' Project Manager, Joanna Ward, said: "The 'cycle to work or university' days have been organised to give staff and students an opportunity to make a difference to their overall fitness levels, whether they're new to cycling or have been pedaling for years.

"Cycling is one of the easiest, most affordable and convenient ways to get fit and healthy whilst commuting from A to B, making it ideal for staff and students to travel through the city to get to meetings and lectures.

"We are hoping that the free breakfasts and gifts will help to motivate people to take to the saddle as part of their everyday travel needs. During the series of cycling sessions, a Dr Bike will be on hand to offer staff and students a free bike maintenance check and cycling information will be freely available".

Details on when the 'cycle to work or university' days take place at the two universities and Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust are available via

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