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Static bike challenge to mark Aviva Women's Tour in Chesterfield

Posted: Tue, 07 Jun 2016 07:33

Static bike challenge to mark Aviva Women's Tour in Chesterfield

Chesterfield businesses are invited to enter an Aviva Women's Tour themed Workplace Cycling Challenge - for the chance to win three months' membership at Queen's Park Sports Centre and a cycling jersey.

Teams will complete in the static bike challenge in front of Chesterfield Town Hall between 8.30am and 1pm next Friday (June 17) as a prelude to the Stage Three finish of the Aviva Women's Tour.

Each team member will complete the equivalent of 250 metres (equal to one velodrome lap) as quick as they can and the team's times will be combined to give a result.

Teams are to be made up of four people, but a workplace can book in as many teams as they like and the event will be managed by fully-trained staff.

Three slots for teams will be available for every 20 minutes throughout the event and you can find out more or reserve your place by emailing cathy.hinde@Chesterfield.gov.uk

If you are interested, but not able to get together a team of four in your business, please register your interest so you can be paired with other workplaces in the same position.

Stage Three of the Women's Tour takes place exclusively in Derbyshire, starting in Ashbourne and finishing in Chesterfield, taking in the likes of Buxton (sprint venue), Chelmorton, Flagg, Monyash, Youlgreave, Alport (Queen of the Mountains venue), Winster, Darley Dale (sprint venue), Matlock (Queen of the Mountains venue), Beeley, Chatsworth and Baslow.

Stage Four will go through Erewash and South Derbyshire en route to Stoke from Nottingham on Saturday June 18.

The Aviva Women's Tour gets underway from Southwold in Suffolk on Wednesday June 15, finishing five days later in Northamptonshire on Sunday June 19.

Bringing the Aviva Women's Tour to Derbyshire is part of the long-term push to make Derbyshire the most connected an integrated county for cycling in England by 2030, as outlined in the Derbyshire Cycling Plan.

The county wants to be recognised as a world class cycling destination for all, with more people of all ages and abilities on two wheels on a regular basis for leisure, active travel, commuting and sport.

For more information on the two Derbyshire stages of the Aviva Women's Tour, go to: www.derbyshiresport.co.uk/aviva-womens-tour-2016

Tags: Active Derbyshire, Chesterfield, Compete, Cycle Derbyshire, Derbyshire Sport, Sport system, Workplace Challenge, cycling