We’ve been having a wheely good think about how we can encourage more people to think about how they travel.
With over 2000 people working in our office space in Darlington, we’re always mindful of alternative ways of travelling – whether that’s by bus, bike or our own two feet.
Our much-loved free bicycles were out in force over this past week helping to celebrate National Bike Week in conjunction with Local Motion. We’ve been hosting events helping people learn how cycling can fit into their lives and fixing any bikes that needed a wee bit of TLC thanks to our very special friendship with Dr Bike.
We’ve also launched a great bike amnesty with First Stop Darlington – our very giving community are donating any old bikes to this worthwhile charity providing a resource to other families in and around Darlington.
Eddie, our estate manager, was overwhelmed by the support for National Bike Week. “The unique bike amnesty with First Stop Darlington has certainly proved successful – some absolute crackers have been donated ranging children’s’ bikes through to an antique Schwinn bike – just beautiful.”
This week was very much in keeping with our ethos of sustainability and our aim was to raise awareness of how cycling to work can help people feel fitter, better about themselves and help the environment. We think this week did just that!
We’re always found pedalling around our 107-acre business park – there is nothing quite like fresh air and the joy of moving freely.
Go on, give it a go, you might even agree with the quote ‘Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling’ by James E. Starrs – we certainly do!
To join the bike amensty – soon to be Darlington-wide – contact First Stop Darlington on 01325 371793.