18 November 2016

NEWS: Pedal Power at Foster for Cycle to Work day

Foster staff from across Norfolk used pedal power to get into work on Thursday 3rd September as part of a national event aimed at raising awareness of the health and environmental benefits of cycling.

Foster, based at Oldmedow Road in King’s Lynn also encourages staff to take up the Cycle to Work scheme, offering discounts to employees purchasing a bike.

 

Christine Hartshorne from Foster, helped organise the event, and said: “It was great to see the car park so empty!  We had staff making the effort to cycle in from around the county, with one member of staff making a 20 mile round trip from Flitcham.

The national event saw 32,700 cyclists take part, pledging to ride 488,969 miles across the country. Organisers say these miles would save £219,988 and a whopping 102,662kg in CO2 emissions, burning 15,154,797 calories instead.

Christine Hartshorne added: “The health benefits of cycling are well known, and we are really pleased so many staff chose to take part.  Foster has a keen group of cyclists who take part in endurance cycling events for charity each year – organising the Tour De Foster cycle ride from Paris to King’s Lynn earlier this year, but it is also important to promote pedal power on shorter, every-day journeys.