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11 June 2013  

A special event is taking place for cyclists in Ellesmere Port on Saturday 22nd June 2013.

That is when the Council’s itravelsmart team will be at Asda between 10am and 4pm with colleagues from the Council, Cheshire Police and local bike supplier Big Bills Bikes.

The event is being funded by The Local Sustainable Travel Fund (LSTF) which is a £4.6 million programme which will help Cheshire West and Chester Council target workplaces in the Ellesmere Port and Chester areas, but also reach into Deeside, Wrexham, and Merseyside, to help attract new job opportunities and make journeys to existing workplaces easier to access.

There will be various things throughout the day including:

  • To deter bike thieves come along and get your bike micro-chipped by Cheshire Police for free.
  • Big Bills will be on hand to service your bike and provide tips and advice on basic bike maintenance and how to look after your bike.
  • Fresh fruit smoothies will be created by peddle power

Everyone who visits the promotion and signs up to the itravelsmart newsletter to find out more about the itravelsmart team and future events, will be entered into a free prize draw to win high street vouchers.

Councillor Lynn Riley, Executive Member for Localities said: “Through our LSTF Programme, we aim to promote more sustainable ways to travel in a big way and this includes encouraging more people to cycle not only because it is cheaper than running a car, it gets you fitter and it can be fun, but at the same time you can do your bit to help the environment.”

 Local Ellesmere Port Town Councillor Justin Madders said: “There will be lots of useful advice on June 22 and goodies available on the day so come along, and find out more about itravelsmart- a local initiative for local people which has at its centre innovation and sustainability.”