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Free breakfast for biking commuters

As part of National Bike Week, cyclists from St Andrews and further afield are celebrating the health and environmental benefits of pedal power this week by holding a ‘Bike to Work Breakfast’.

All University staff, including new pedallers and seasoned roadies who arrive by bike at New Hall, North Haugh, St Andrews by 8.15am on Friday 23 June 2006 will be rewarded with a free breakfast before work.

Roddy Yarr, the University’s Environment and Energy Manager who cycles to work every day said, “Cycling to work is good for you and it’s good for the environment too, so if you’ve been waiting for a good excuse to break out your bike for summer – this is it!”

Roddy is also keen to add that 8% of staff currently cycle to and from work – “This sort of event is part of the University’s efforts to encourage more staff to choose alternatives to the car and think about different ways to get about the town. It is also a way of thanking all those who have already made a choice to get on their bike”

University staff interested in taking part should telephone Roddy on 01334 463995.

NOTE TO EDITORS

You are invited to send a reporter/photographer to the 8.15am event at New Hall, North Haugh, St Andrews on Friday 23 June 2006. Possible pic opps – cyclists eating breakfast with helmets or group shot of cyclists on cycle path between Andrew Melville and David Russell halls. Please report to Roddy Yarr on arrival at New Hall reception. He is also available in advance of Friday on telephone 01334 463995.

Issued by Beattie Media – www.beattiegroup.com On behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information, please contact Claire Grainger, Press Officer – 01334 462530, 07730 415 015 or cg24@st-andrews.ac.uk; Ref: press releases/biketowork View the latest University news at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk

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