Cyclodelic’s Amy Fleuriot joins a host of cycling celebs that will bring to life their Dream Bikes to raise money for social enterprises through a charity auction at this years Bike Week (19th-27th June).
Founded by EDF Energy, Britain’s largest producer of low carbon electricity, Team Green Britain is a movement that enables people to live in a more sustainable way. This year Team Green Britain and Bike Week are working together to inspire Britons to reduce their carbon footprint and promote low carbon transport solutions to a wider audience than ever before.
Everyone will be invited to get their dream bike during the week – either by bidding for a celebrity designed bike from the likes of Dawn Porter, Amy Fleuriot, Orla Kiely, Lord Sugar, Wayne Hemingway, Victoria Pendleton and Giles Deacon – or by bringing along an old bike to one of the Team Green Britain Bike Week events offering a reconditioning service. The money raised from the auctioned celebrity bikes will support cycling social enterprises that provide jobs for the long term unemployed, people with disabilities and young people who are not in education.
The social enterprises helping to create the celebrity dream bikes are Bikeworks (London), Bike Station (Edinburgh) and Oxford Cycle Workshop.
Victoria Pendleton, World and Olympic champion cyclist supporting Team Green Britain Bike Week said: “I would encourage everyone to get involved with Team Green Britain Bike Week. By choosing to cycle to the shops, school or for leisure, you’ll find you get to your destination quicker, save money, get fit and reduce your carbon footprint all at the same time. If everyone were to swap one car journey a day for a bike trip, think of the collective benefit – to our planet, our pockets and our health!”
To find your nearest event, visit www.bikeweek.org.uk and enter your postcode.
For further information or if you’d like to organise your own, log on to www.bikeweek.org.uk or phone 0845 612 0661. Team Green Britain Bike Week is also on twitter.com/TGBBikeWeek For further information on Team Green Britain, visit www.teamgreenbritain.org.