Posted: Wed 7th Mar 2018

University members get on their bikes for Green Week

This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 7th, 2018

Staff, students’ union representatives and students from Wrexham Glyndwr University got together for a lunch time cycle ride around Wrexham today. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The event was part of a 12-day programme of events around the university’s campuses to mark Go Green Week and Fairtrade Fortnight. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Leading the bike ride were Wrexham Glyndwr University Vice Chancellor Maria Hinfelaar and event organiser Claire Doran, Senior Safety, Health and Environment Officer. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Professor Hinfelaar said: “We’re promoting healthy living and the importance of getting out at lunch time for a quick cycle – even if it’s only quarter of an hour it’s absolutely worth it. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“It’s not just about exercise but clearing the head and it will be good for colleagues to meet up to go for a ride together – there is safety in numbers as the road can be challenging.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Claire Doran said: “Bikes are a clean and healthy way of getting around, and the university has bikes students and staff can hire from the Sports Hall. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The university is also a supporter of the employee benefit scheme Cycle to Work. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Today is about getting everyone together for some exercise, fresh air and company – a healthy way to take a quick break from work or studies.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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