September 12, 2013
Former England captain Michael Vaughan’s PruProtect Chance to Ride charity bike ride continues today on a very special day for cycling in the UK.
As his intrepid band of cyclists cross the country, the whole of the UK’s devoted riders are celebrating National Cycle to Work Day.
Launched by Cyclescheme and supported by British Cycling, Sustrans, Bicycle Association, Business in the Community and championed by Dame Sarah Storey, Cycle to Work Day aims to highlight the benefits of cycling as a means of transport and encourage more people to cycle, more often.
Vaughan, who guided England to Ashes victory in 2005, said: “Cycling to work is usually a bit less challenging than the 80 or so miles we are cycling each day, but it’s a great way to commute and has so many benefits in terms of fitness and reducing congestion.”
A number of celebrities are taking part on Chance to Ride, including Vaughan, former England cricketer Andrew Strauss, Olympian Victoria Pendleton, former England midfielder Jamie Redknapp and former British tennis Number One Tim Henman.
The National Cycle to Work Day includes loads of great opportunities and freebies to mark the day with cycle retailers around the country are offering free bike health checks as people all over the UK are pledging their mileage. Cyclescheme, the UK's leading provider of tax free bikes for work, hopes to see a million people taking to their bikes to cycle to work to celebrate the biggest-ever national 'Cycle to Work Day' on Thursday.
So, if you are inspired by Michael’s cycling efforts and want to know how to get involved with the Cycle to Work Day visit www.cycletoworkday.org, www.facebook.com/cycletoworkday or Twitter @cycletoworkday.
And donations can be made to Michael’s very own cycling adventure via www.chancetoride.co.uk.