|Lisburn City Centre Management and Lisburn Road Safety Committee are joined by CIIr David Archer, local Postal staff and other City Centre workers.||Lisburn City Centre Management and Lisburn Road Safety Committee are joined by ClIr David Archer, staff from Wallace High and other City Centre workers.|
ALMOST 100 people joined Lisburn City Centre Management and Lisburn Road Safety Committee recently for Bike to Work Day.
Workers in Lisburn left their cars at home and chose to commute by bike instead. Between 7.30am and 10.30am cycle commuters gathered in Market Square for a warm breakfast before heading off to their places of work some in Lisburn City Centre and some as far as Holywood.
Some were tempted by the free breakfast' some by the prizes donated by Smyth Patterson' D2 and John M Hanna Cycles and some by the health and financial benefits of cycling but they all had one thing in common, they had cycled to work.
Bike to Work Day is an annual national-led event which encourages cycling as a healthy' low-cost and environmentally friendly aiteernative to using a car; in fact cycling to work is often quicker than travelling by car.
Councillor David Archer' Chairman of Lisburn City Council's Leisure Services Committee whose Community Festivals Fund has helped fund the activities commented: It was great to see such support for this initiative and I would like to thank everyone who took part and cycled to work.
The cycling events over the past couple of weeks have shown the support for cycling in Lisburn and that commuting to work doesn't always have to involve hopping in the car; there are other alternatives out there." Lisburn City Centre Management and Lisburn Road Safety Committee organised this community event to encourage a greener and more affordable way to travel to work.