Commuters cycling to work at MediaCity were treated to a free breakfast in an attempt to encourage healthy living.
— Siân Wilson (@SianElin14) August 15, 2018
The Nutri-Bar café, next to the cycle hub at Media City, offered a range of free items from porridge to granola to bagels along with a free drink of choice to celebrate national Cycle to Work day on August 15.
Amber, an employee at Nutri-Bar, said: “We had over 50 people, so it was really good, and everyone seemed to be keen about the idea of eating a healthy breakfast.”
She added: “I was chatting to a gentleman who was saying he cycles from Swinton and he was saying how he gets nervous sometimes with the lack of lighting on some of the busy roads.
“Other than that, I think it’s a really good way of getting your exercise done, especially after work.”
MediaCityUK also used the opportunity of the day to announce the new website of the Bicycle User Group (BUG) which informs people of the best routes, facilities and events that take place in the area.
The group is found and run by employees who work at MCUK and aims to enable more and more people to start cycling as their preferred mode of transport.
What better day to launch MediaCityUK’s Bicycle User Group website than #NationalCycleToWorkDay? ??
— MediaCityUK (@MediaCityUK) August 15, 2018
Cycling is an effective way to increase physical and mental health, with the added bonus of reduced travel costs.
However, Salford Council have warned cyclists since complaints of off-road cyclists are on the rise, to stay alert at all times for their own safety and the safety of those around them.
To find out more about the BUG group, visit www.mediacityukbug.co.uk