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Chronicle? 10.04.12 | by KatsDekker
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Chronicle? 10.04.12

Team up for Tyne cycling challenge


BRITAIN’S biggest cycling campaign has pedalled its way to Tyneside.


Summer of Cycling was launched earlier this month in Westminster, as the Government aims to double the number of cyclists on our road.


Charities, shops, Government bodies and cycling enthusiasts have come together to push the power of pedaling [sic] into our daily routine.


Included in the campaign is the Plus One Scheme, which targets regular cyclists to ask a friend or relative to join them in cycling for leisure of to work.


And Newcastle’s Summer of Cycling supreme, Kat Leyendecker, wants Tyneside’s bike riders to get in on the action.


She said: “We are hoping to set up an account online where people can register their Plus One and we can keep up to date with their progress.


”According to the National Travel Survey the average cyclist makes 900 journeys per year [Correction: average number of trips per person is 900 a year]. We want not only to double the number of people cycling, but we want to double this figure as well [Correction: we want to double the number of journeys people do by bike].


“The support we’ve had from councilors [sic] and MPs has been excellent and it’s been a real help in driving [sic!!] the campaign forward,” said Katja who has asked Newcastle City councilor [sic] Nigel Todd to be her Plus One.

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