Read our Christmas Tips from the Healthy Weight Team at Health Promotion.
My name is Tony King and I'm part of the Maintenance Team at YMCA Cornwall. When I first started working here, I spotted the Cycle to Work Scheme on a poster so I thought I would enquire about it.
It's very easy to set up; you can get up to £1000 which covers the cost of the bike, a lock, helmet and lights. All you had to do was go to the bike shop and choose your bike.
Since getting my bike, I've now been cycling for the past 18 months from Hayle (to Penzance) which is 11 miles. I feel fitter, I've lost weight and it has got me into cycling having been cycling in France and Belgium. Next year I'm going cycling in Holland.
All in all, it's a good scheme and I would highly recommend it.
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