Meadowhall encourages shoppers to get their cycle on for National Bike Week

From 30th May – 5th June, visitors to Meadowhall can pick up a range of free cycling gear donated by the Making South Yorkshire Roads Safer campaign, including waterproof helmet covers, gloves, neck warmers and bag covers.

 

The giveaways, which can be collected from the centre management suite next to the Oasis Dining Quarter, are part of the centre’s commitment to encourage more visitors to choose environmentally-friendly travel routes to Meadowhall, and support safe and secure cycling in the region.

 

Meadowhall recently installed brand new cycle hubs near the Oasis Dining Quarter and Argos entrances, providing 120 additional secure spaces for visitors to safely leave their bikes. They also include six e-bike charging points, two bike repair and pump stations, and lockers to store helmets.

 

The cycle hubs were part-funded by Sheffield City Region and have an environmentally-friendly design that includes a sedum roof to provide food for butterflies, bees and birds in the area.

 

Darren Pearce, centre director at Meadowhall, said: “We all know cycling is a great way to get around and keep fit, and it’s also a good choice for our environment. We’re committed to helping to support a sustainable future for Yorkshire, and helping our visitors choose a greener form of transport to get to us is one way of doing this.

 

“In recent years we’ve invested in both the space we have for cyclists through our new racks and hub, as well as the installation of our electrical vehicle charging points in our car parks.”

 

Stock for the cycle wear giveaways is limited and will be on a first come first serve basis.

 

To help you plan your next trip to Meadowhall by bike, visit: https://www.meadowhall.co.uk/getting-here/directions 

 

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