Council’s reward for cycling commitment

Councillor Chris Matthews, cabinet portfolio holder for infrastructure, highways and emergency planning, Fran Lane, marketing assistant, and Claire Hoskins, principal transport policy officer at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, are presented with a framed jersey by Dan Goodey, recreation manager for British Cycling
Councillor Chris Matthews, cabinet portfolio holder for infrastructure, highways and emergency planning, Fran Lane, marketing assistant, and Claire Hoskins, principal transport policy officer at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, are presented with a framed jersey by Dan Goodey, recreation manager for British Cycling

British Cycling and Sky have marked another successful year of cycling in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, with the presentation of a framed GB Cycling team jersey.

After an exciting summer that saw the Tour De France hit British roads and hills, the ever-popular Tour of Britain and more cycling competition gold at the Commonwealth Games, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s cycling programme has seen hundreds of people get out on bikes and join in the amazing season of biking.

To recognise the success of the partnership, British Cycling Recreation Manager for Yorkshire presented the framed jersey to Coun Chris Matthews, cabinet portfolio holder for infrastructure, highways and emergency planning at East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

“We enjoyed a summer like no other in Britain, from the Tour De France to the Tour of Britain, as well as supporting our heroes at the Commonwealth Games.

“It’s a great time to be inspired by cycling and we’ve really enjoyed working with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to get more people on more bikes than ever before,” said Dan Goodey from British Cycling.

Coun Matthews said: “The council is very proud to receive its framed jersey from British Cycling and Sky and will be displaying it at County Hall, in Beverley, in recognition of the excellent partnership work undertaken between the authority, British Cycling and Sky to promote the cycling as both a leisure pursuit and as a sustainable means of transport.”

In the last five years of British Cycling’s partnership with Sky, more and more people in Britain have been getting into cycling.

The partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council has helped contribute to this figure and there are hundreds of opportunities to continue to ride in East Riding through Sky Ride Local guided rides, women-only Breeze rides and Britain’s biggest social cycling network, Ride Social.

“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 East Riding, and with so many more opportunities to keep cycling with Breeze and Ride Social, we are looking forward to that continuing,” added Goodey.

To find out about more opportunities to ride your bike in East Riding, visit www.goskyride.com