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Campaign promotes cycling to work

University of Copenhagen staff members gear up to participate in the »We Cycle to Work« campaign over the course of May 2011. Nearly 2,000 participants from the University have signed up

If your professor or colleague blows past you on the cycling path while you ride to campus this month, don’t be alarmed: May marks the »We Cycle to Work« campaign, the largest fitness campaign in Denmark.

According to the organizers, the Danish Cyclist Federation and the Danish Company Sports Federation, many bikes remain tucked away in cellars and courtyards after the winter is over. The aim of the campaign is to motivate more people to get back on their bikes and cycle to work each day.

Various faculties and departments at the University of Copenhagen will partake in the campaign. This year there are more than 100,000 participants from across Denmark, and approximately 2,000 from the University.

Healthy, happy, more productive

According to the organizers cycling to work is a way to promote health and social activity within the workplace.

In a study by the Health Protection Agency, it was also found that physically active people have fewer sick days a year than inactive people.

In previous years the campaign has been widely successful, and has boosted workplace ridership up by 35 per cent.

Although it is too late to sign up now, you can still check out the »We Cycle to Work« website for more information.

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