Warrington Borough Council’s Travel Warrington team set up shop outside the college’s Crescent Building alongside Doctor Bike who provides affordable cycle maintenance in Warrington. Together they offered free bike checks, route advice, skills training and safety equipment.
“We were at Priestley at the start of the new term to support and encourage staff and students who cycle to college,” said a spokesman for the travel team.
“It was particularly important at this time of year as the days grow shorter and the college management was extremely supportive of our efforts.”
Travel Warrington’s goal is to encourage people to get to work and education in sustainable and healthy ways.
In May 2012 the council was awarded £4.65million from the government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), and the team is funded from this money.
The purpose of the funding was to support the local economy through promoting greater use of sustainable and low carbon transport.
Priestley College supplies bike racks and lockers for students and staff who cycle in. It also supports those who travel into college by bus.
To find out more about the different ways to travel, how you can save money, get fit and healthy and help the environment go to www.warrington.gov.uk/travelwarrington