Norwich bike workshop Bicycle Links to offer free breakfasts to cyclists on national Cycle to Work Day
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A Norwich bike workshop is offering free breakfasts to cyclists on national Cycle to Work Day.
Bicycle Links, a social enterprise cycle workshop on King Street, will be handing out coffee, croissants, juice and energy bars to passing cyclists to mark the event.
The shop is aiming to encourage more people to take to two wheels when travelling to work.
It will also be offering information about the Norwich Cycling Campaign and national charity Cycling UK.
Lucy Hall, project manager at Bicycle Links, said: 'With the summer holiday over we want to give a boost to all the people who ride to work and maybe encourage one or two to give it a go.
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'Cycle to Work Day seemed the ideal occasion. Anyone pedalling past between 8am and 10am is welcome to stop for a brew and a bite.'
Now celebrating its fifth birthday, Cycle to Work Day is on Wednesday, September 13. It aims to encourage people to be more active, as well as be more environmentally friendly. More than 900,000 miles have already been pledged for this year.
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The campaign says: 'It's a way of celebrating those who are already passionate cycle commuters, as well as those who are giving it a go for the very first time.'
Ms Hall added: 'We hope some people will make a detour to pass us, and who knows - maybe you could get a whole group together from your workplace and head down here in the morning.'
Bicycle Links is a community interest company and runs the bike shop, a recycling service and offers repairs in its premises in the centre of Norwich. Profits are invested back into social projects and these include giving work experience to disadvantaged or unemployed people, refurbishing bikes to reduce waste and encouraging sustainability.
The team is proud of being 'a business with a heart and soul, rooted in the local community, committed to good service and making sure that everyone can keep their pedals turning'.
More information on national Cycle to Work Day, including how to pledge, can be found at www.cycletoworkday.org.
More details about Bicycle Links can be found at www.bicyclelinks.org.uk.