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The City of Wolverhampton Council is supporting the national campaign and is urging people to register now at Type=links;Linkid=7510;Title=Cycle to Work Day;Target=_blank;.
Councillor Paul Sweet, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "Cycling is low cost and something that most of us can easily make part of our daily routine.
"Not only does it burn calories and help people lose weight, but it also helps improve all round fitness, strength and endurance by exercising the major muscle groups in the legs, like the quadriceps, hamstrings and calves."
Councillor Sweet, who will be cycling to work on the day, said: "I would encourage anyone who can to leave the car at home, ditch the bus or train and instead cycle to work on Wednesday 14 September."
Organisers estimate that nationally around 750,000 regularly cycle to work, with that number growing every year. By 2021, they hope to see one million people regularly commuting to work on 2 wheels.
For more information about Cycle to Work Day, please visit Type=links;Linkid=7510;Title=Cycle to Work Day;Target=_blank;.
For details of the health benefits, and cycle safety tips, log on to Type=links;Linkid=7511;Title=NHS - Benefits of Cycling;Target=_blank;.
- released: Wednesday 7 September, 2016