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Wednesday 12 March 2014

Put your best foot forward and ‘Walk the Walk’ for the Mayor


The Mayor of Cheshire East Council is asking for volunteers to don their walking shoes to help raise money for her nominated charities: Blind Veterans UK and NSPCC Rainbow House in Crewe.

Cheshire East Council Mayor Councillor Dorothy Flude is supporting ‘Walk the Walk,’ a 3.5 mile trip across Crewe on April. 13 which as well as raising money for the Mayor’s good causes is helping to raise awareness of walking as a healthy, money-saving way of making short journeys while reducing damaging Co2 emissions and traffic congestion.

“We’re so used to driving, even for short journeys, that we sometimes don’t realise how close together places actually are and how quickly we can make the journey on foot” she said.

She added: “I think this is a great opportunity for families and friends to walk together and discover alternative ways to travel around the town. The NHS recommends that we all walk 10,000 steps a day to stay in good health and many of us get nowhere near this amount of exercise every day, so joining the walk will be a good place for people to start.”

‘Walk the Walk’ is being supported by Smarter Ways to Travel – a Department for Transport project which is encouraging sustainable travel in Crewe and inviting participants to travel sustainably to and from the event.

The walk begins and ends in the town centre, close to the bus station. People cycling in will be treated to free bike security marking by Cheshire Police plus Dr Bike health checks and free travel advice.

South Cheshire Ramblers will be helping to lead the walk, which is open to all (although under-16s need to be accompanied by an adult).

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