Deputy Vice-Chancellor encourages staff to cycle for Bike Week
14 June 2017
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Ray Lloyd is encouraging staff and students at Leeds Trinity University to get on their bikes for the national Bike Week campaign (10 – 18 June). Watch his Youtube video here.
A keen cyclist who bikes seven miles each way for his commute from Menston to Horsforth, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor says that cycling to work is good for both physical and mental health.
"Sometimes it can be really hard to find time for exercise, but cycling to work builds it into my daily routine," said Professor Lloyd. "I get all of my thinking done on the bike, clear my head and arrive at work feeling great."
Cycling to and from the University has increased in recent years, with more staff this year choosing to cycle instead of drive to Horsforth, according to the latest staff travel survey.
Professor Lloyd added: "We have a slight disadvantage in that Leeds Trinity is at the top of a hill in Horsforth, but I'd definitely encourage my colleagues to get involved – just get out there and give it a go!"
For Bike Week 2017, the University has offered free breakfasts and a free bike maintenance session, as well as a 5-mile social bike ride for staff and students along the canal.
Bike Week is an annual campaign to promote cycling and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life. For more information, visit www.bikeweek.org.uk.