Walk to Work Week success in Leeds

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Walk to Work Week success in Leeds

Posted 17 May 2011 12:38 by martin
Nice to see walkit.com on show during the Leeds Walk to Work week activities:
Leeds WTWW 2
Leeds WTWW

Leeds City Council in partnership with students from Leeds Metropolitan University and their UtravelActive team challenged shoppers, workers, and anyone else on Briggate to visit 7 shops in the city centre in one day, collecting stamps along the way.

All entrants received a small prize, and the chance to win a spa treatment as first prize and a seven-day pass at Virgin Active as a second prize. Also in Briggate there was a mini footprint walking route for children to follow, and information and help to make walking a bigger part of people's everyday life, with walking maps, websites and health advice.

Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Keith Wakefield, said:

“Walking is a wonderful way to spend some time, providing relaxation, gentle exercise, and a means of getting from A to B all at the same time. I would encourage people to visit the display in Briggate and pick up some ideas about walking in our lovely city.”

National Walk to Work Week was organised by the charity Living Streets.

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