Lincolnshire County Council has installed a new cycle rack at Lincoln Rugby Club.
Put in last week at the club’s ground just outside Nettleham, the cycle rack provides a dedicated space for players, members and visitors to secure their bikes.
The car-shaped cycle rack is designed to show how space-efficient cycling is compared to driving, with 10 bicycles fitting in the same space taken up by just one car.
Chairman of Lincoln Rugby Club, John Barrett, said: “Lincoln Rugby Club members are extremely pleased to receive this cycle rack. The club’s directors, have been working hard during these Covid lockdowns to improve the club’s amenities for our members.
“This cycle rack means that our members can cycle to the club – saving them money, helping the environment, and assisting their fitness – in the knowledge that they are able to use the new cycle rack to park safely.”
Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways and transport at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Not having somewhere to leave your bike securely can be a real barrier for people choosing to cycle. By installing new cycle parking at community venues like the Rugby Club, and in town centres, we can give people more opportunities to leave the car at home.
“Last year we saw a huge rise in the number of people cycling in Lincolnshire, so we’re keen to provide more cycling infrastructure to allow those people to continue to ride their bikes as more places start to open and we get back to normal.”