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A Day's Stint In The Saddle For CDC's Gavin
An officer at Cotswold District Council saddled up for a day of cycling this month when he swapped his car for a bike for all his work appointments.
Gavin McNaught-Davis, a member of the Council’s Building Control team, decided to leave his car at home and used his bicycle to get to all of his work meetings on Wednesday June 17th.
Gavin – who is one of CDC’s Green Champions – cycled to and from all of his work meetings on the day, some as far away as Down Ampney, with his day-to-day equipment tucked away in a backpack.
And through his stint in the saddle, Gavin raised £130 for the Cotswold Tree Wardens scheme through sponsorship donated by colleagues across the Council.
This environmentally-friendly scheme, which is supported by many towns and parishes around the Cotswold District, aims to maintain and plant trees across the District through partnership working with the Council and other agencies.
Gavin, who drives a Renault Laguna on his normal journey to work from Swindon, said:
“It all went really well and it was really enjoyable to get to all of my jobs in such an environmentally-friendly way.
“I’m just glad the weather stayed dry on the day, because it would have been a lot less fun if I’d had to do this in the rain.”
The event was held as part of National Bike Week, which ran from June 13th – 22nd.
: 24/06/2009 19:37:00
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