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Jet2.com Staff Step It Up a Gear at ‘Cycle Awareness Day’

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September 14, 2015 at 16:44

Jet2.com held its Cycle Awareness Day on Monday 14th September, inviting local companies including go:cycling, Chevin Cycles, Edinburgh Cycles, Evans Cycles & The Bike Shop to promote the ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme.

Staff from Leeds firm The Bike Doctor gave a road bike servicing demonstration and were on hand to answer any questions about bike maintenance and repairs.

Things got competitive courtesy of training bike specialists Wattbikes, who offered Jet2.com staff the opportunity to go head-to-head in a 750 metre race. Favoured by numerous World and Olympic Champions, the UCI World Cycling Center and the Rugby Football Union amongst others, Wattbikes record 39 parameters 100 times per second to deliver key statistics to the cyclist including Watts, speed, cadence and heart rate.

It was Chris Tomlinson who came on top among Jet2.com staff, with a time of 49.75 seconds. Gavin Priestley finished a close second with 50:06, while Mitch Blakey and Paul Ingham were tied for third with 50:45.

Jet2holidays offers a wide range of cycling holidays across six iconic destinations: Majorca, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Costa Blanca. With year-round warm weather, smooth roads and challenging climbs, the Balearics, Canaries and mainland Spain are used as training destinations by some of the world’s best cycling teams.

It is the only UK tour operator to offer bike carriage as part of the booking process and with low £60pp deposits and bike transfers, it’s easy to enjoy a cycling holiday with Jet2holidays!

Click here to learn more about our full range of cycling holidays.