11th Dec, 2016

Jersey marks successful year of cycling

Shaun Reynolds 20th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A FRAMED GB Cycling Team jersey has been presented to Coventry City Council to mark another successful year of cycling in partnership with British Cycling and Sky.

2015 has been another dominant year for Team GB – Chris Froome lead Team Sky to victory in the Tour de France, Lizzie Armitstead become and world champion and the return of the Tour of Britain.

To add to the honours, Coventry City Council’s cycling programme has seen thousands of people get out on bikes and join in the season of two wheeled, pedal powered action.

Jackie Brennan, British Cycling recreation manager, said: “We’ve celebrated an exciting year of victories for Britain, there’s no better time to be inspired by cycling.

“We’ve really enjoyed working with Coventry City Council to get more people on bikes than ever before and what a fantastic way to end the season by welcoming 9,000 people to the city for Sky Ride Coventry.

“Ultimately, we want to continue to get more people on bikes, riding recreationally and really falling in love with cycling.

“After such a positive summer in Coventry, and with so many more opportunities to keep cycling with Breeze and Ride Social, we are looking forward to that continuing throughout the winter months.”

Coun Rachel Lancaster, Cabinet Member for Public Services, Coventry City Council, said: “We’ve had a fantastic summer of cycling events and it’s great to see so many people joining in the Sky Ride Local guided rides in the city.

“We’d like to thank British Cycling and their Sky Ride leaders and Breeze Champions for their support in getting more people cycling.”

Since British Cycling teamed up with Sky seven years ago, more people in Britain have been getting into cycling regularly – over one million people now cycle once a month.

To find out about more opportunities to ride your bike in Coventry, visit goskyride.com/Coventry