Pedalling the way to a healthier Peaks

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Cyclists taking part in personal challenges have pedalled more than 79,817 miles thanks to an initiative run by the Peak District National Park Authority.

Pedal Peak District provides cyclists of all abilities with free information, support and incentives to encourage them to go cycling more often.

Between June 16 and July 8 anyone registered on the website was asked to set themselves a personal cycling goal and then log the journeys they did.

Everyone who did was entered in a draw to win prizes donated by local businesses.

Carol Parsons, recreation strategy officer for the Peak District National Park Authority, said: “The website is a really good way to motivate people to set themselves realistic and achievable goals that make cycling part of their everyday life.

“All the cyclists that have taken part will benefit by improving their health and reduced their CO2 emissions.”

For more information on Pedal Peak District visit their website www.pedalpeakdistrict.co.uk.