Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 29 May 2016

Healthcare staff are being urged to get on their bikes

By Colin O'Carroll

Published 21/01/2016

Healthcare staff are being encouraged to get on their bikes with free on-road cycle training ahead of the launch of new Belfast Bike stations this spring
Healthcare staff are being encouraged to get on their bikes with free on-road cycle training ahead of the launch of new Belfast Bike stations this spring

Healthcare staff are being encouraged to get on their bikes with free on-road cycle training ahead of the launch of new Belfast Bike stations this spring.

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has funded the cycle training for staff of the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, which will be delivered by Sustrans from the end of this month.

The free training comes ahead of the launch of three new Belfast Bike Share docking stations earmarked for the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast City Hospital and the Mater Hospital.

Belfast City Council revealed the Bike Share Scheme has logged 150,000 journeys since it began last April.

The idea is to encourage more staff to hop on the new bikes or their own bikes as part of their daily commute, or to travel between the trust's hospitals and community sites.

The registration page on Sustrans website is now live, go to www.sustrans.org.uk/adultcycletraining.

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