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On Your Bike is the Message at Commuter Challenge

Published Monday, 29 April 2013

A very special ‘Commuter Challenge' took place on the 25 April, when six intrepid commuters tested out four different methods of transport in a challenge to travel two miles from John Wilkes House in Ponders End to Enfield Civic Centre to see which transport was the fastest in rush hour.


Two bikes, a car, a public transport user (bus) and a pedestrian all set off at 8.30am in a test to see who would arrive first!

The first bike blasted in at 8mins and 45 seconds, the second at 13mins 32 seconds. The car then crossed the finish line in 18 minutes and 40 seconds, the pedestrian arrived after 28 minutes and the bus passenger trailed at 42 minutes.

Cllr Chris Bond, Cabinet Member for Environment said “There are many ways to get around the borough, but looking at the cost of transport, speed and what is most enjoyable it is very clear that cycling comes out tops.

“Enfield Council is doing everything it can to not only improve the cycle network by developing a network of Greenway routes, but also offering free cycle training to adults and young people.

“There are also Dr Bike sessions in Enfield Town, cycle maintenance classes so people can learn how to take care of their bike, and a programme of monthly family friendly bike rides.

“People of all ages are encouraged to dust off their bikes and rediscover the joys and benefits of cycling to help make Enfield a cleaner and healthier place for all.”

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