Government launches May bike challenge in Jersey
The government has launched a month-long cycling challenge to encourage islanders to cycle to work. The Bike Month Challenge will run throughout May and local prizes will be given to those logging their rides and referring friends. The campaign is part of the government's sustainable transport policy to reduce vehicle journeys. Minister for Energy and Climate Change deputy Hilary Jeune said it would reduce the island's carbon footprint. She said: "On the transport hierarchy, cycling is one of the best modes of travel to reduce our impact on the environment. "I'd particularly like to see more commuter journeys on Love to Ride as this makes such a difference in reducing our carbon emissions." Prizes include a new e-bike, food vouchers and reflective jackets for single entrants, and team outings for workplaces. Follow BBC Jersey on Twitter and Facebook . Send your story ideas to email@example.com . Islanders encouraged to get on their bikes Grant scheme for electric bikes announced Jersey Carbon Neutral Roadmap sent to States Government of Jersey The United States marks 22 years since September 11 attacks Hundreds show support for mental-health charities by joining second Run for Kezia Teaching union u-turns on next week's strike action in Jersey "Spontaneous" street puncher caught on CCTV Religious run rounds off every parish in Jersey Jersey Zoo boss resigns amid allegations of a 'toxic culture' Morocco rescuers dig with bare hands as foreign aid sent US denies Cold War with China in historic Vietnam visit How Russia and West agreed on Ukraine G20 language How Russia and West agreed on Ukraine G20 language US denies Cold War with China in historic Vietnam visit 'Everyone in this village is either dead or missing' A Serbian scientist's long quest to name Srebrenica's dead How chronic pain feels for me. Video How chronic pain feels for me Guyana scrambles to make the most of oil wealth The spongy creatures cleaning Zanzibar's oceans. Video The spongy creatures cleaning Zanzibar's oceans Inside a 'hijacked' South African building. Video Inside a 'hijacked' South African building The rise and fall of a parenting influencer Florida's first hurricane-proof town The greatest spy novel ever written? Why is everyone crazy about Aperol? 2023 BBC.