Encourage Your Workforce to Cycle More in Durham, North East

History of the Etape Pennines Event in Durham, North East

We are Not Etape Pennines for more official information about the event click here.

The Official Event Information for the Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Pennines will be available closer to the event and contains everything that you need to know to ensure that your event day runs smoothly.

The Etape Pennines is an 78 mile cycle challenge taking place on traffic-free roads in the stunning scenery of County Durham.

The 2013 Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Pennines will start and finish on Harmire Road, on the outskirts of Barnard Castle, County Durham. Please note this is a change to the 2012 event start and finish, Ushaw College. We advise you consider this start and finish location when planning your travel and accommodation.


Benefits of Cycling

Encourage Your Workforce

Cycling offers real benefits to employers such as freeing up valuable land for development, creating a healthier workforce, helping staff get to work more reliably, as well as helping the more general business climate through reducing congestion and pollution.

Produced by Life Cycle UK, this website is based on the experiences of both cyclists and employers. We aim is to help employers and developers promote cycling either as a component of a travel plan or as an individual initiative. And we want to empower employees by providing the resources that will enable them to give existing cyclists a better deal and to encourage others to give cycling a try.

Large numbers of people already cycle to work. By doing so they do their employer, the local community, even the global environment a huge favour. They deserve to be looked after! Many more people would willingly cycle given better conditions and proper support at the workplace.

Cycling England

Cycling England is the national body which co-ordinates the development of cycling across England. They aim to create the conditions which will result in more people cycling, more safely, more often.

Cycling England was launched by the Minister for Local Transport in March 2005, replacing the previous National Cycling Strategy Board. They were supported by a group representing a number of Government Departments, including health, education, planning and sport as well as transport.

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