Two wheels are better than four next week

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A PORTSMOUTH business park will be fuelled by pedal power next week, as employees there ditch their cars in favour of a bicycle commute.

Highcross and IBM have teamed up to encourage the 4,500 people now working at Lakeside North Harbour to give their cycles a spring clean and support the business park’s Bike to Work week.

On Tuesday building materials supplier Cemex will be helping cyclists with advice about safe cycling around large vehicles.

Portsmouth City Council’s active travel officer and Portsmouth Cycle Forum will be provide route planning information and The Rowans Hospice will also be attending to promote The Ruby Ride cycle challenge, which takes place in and around Portsmouth on September 30.

Cyclists can also get their bikes security marked by Hampshire police, who will be on-site on Tuesday.

The Lakeside North Harbour Bike to Work week is supported by Portsmouth City Council’s Road Safety and Sustainable Travel Team, Portsmouth Cycle Forum, Cemex UK, Paulsgrove Safer Neighbourhood Team, Cosham Police Station, Hargroves Cycles, Cycleworld and Free Go Electric Bikes.