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Port Employees Get on Their Bikes
Port employees and their families enjoy trying out new cycles.

15th June 2012

As part of National Bike Week, the Port of Felixstowe will be holding a ‘Bike Day’ on Sunday 17 June 2012. The event forms part of the port’s award-winning Green Travel Plan initiative to encourage employees and others that work on and around the UK’s busiest container port to use sustainable transport.

The day will include displays by a BMX stunt team, guided cycle tours of the port, bike health checks by trained cycle mechanics, a Watt electric bike Challenge, and a variety of stalls selling bike supplies, refreshments and more.

David Gledhill, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Ports (UK) Ltd, which owns the Port of Felixstowe commented:

“We take our environmental and community responsibilities very seriously at HPUK, and are justly proud of our Green Travel Plan. Our ‘Bike Day’ is an excellent opportunity for our employees, their families, and the wider public, to see the port from a different perspective, and provides a unique chance to explore it by bicycle. We hope that by encouraging our members of staff to ‘get on their bikes’ both for the sake of the environment and the health benefits associated with cycling, we can make a tangible difference in terms of carbon reduction and employee wellbeing.”

The event will also include the launch of Suffolk County Council's Felixstowe Cycle Map by the Mayor of Felixstowe. The cycle map will be similar to the already popular Ipswich and Lowestoft cycle maps, and will provide tourists and visitors with all the information they need to get ‘out and about’ on their bikes.

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Note to Editors:

For further information, please contact Paul Davey, Head of Corporate Affairs, on Tel. No: +44 (0)1394 602063, Fax No: +44 (0)1394 604943 or E-mail: daveyps@hpuk.co.uk www.portoffelixstowe.co.uk

Port of Felixstowe (PFL) is the largest container port in the UK, and one of the largest in Europe. PFL is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group. Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator. The HPH network of port operations comprises 315 berths in 52 ports, spanning 26 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, HPH has expanded internationally into other logistics, transportation-related and hotel businesses. These include cruise ship terminals, airport and hotel operations, distribution centres, rail services, and ship repair facilities. In 2010, the HPH port network handled a combined throughput of 75 million TEU worldwide.