25 June 2013

The Atmosphere World Electric Bike Championships took place in Bristol on Sunday 23 June sponsored by Burges Salmon as part of the firm’s annual Green Week.

The finale to the Mayor George Ferguson’s Make Sundays Special initiative, Bristol became the first place in the UK to ban traffic from the city centre all day on Sunday 23 June.

Traffic was kept off seven roads, including the notoriously steep Park Street which became the setting for the electric bike championship during the afternoon.

A variety of riders took part in a series of races up the famous Bristol shopping street, with the ultimate winner named as Edward Kehoe from Smart. Andrew Lozinki, riding Oxygen, was the runner-up.

Burges Salmon was the main sponsor for the event and the firm's Corporate Responsibility Manager, Catherine Correia was there to congratulate the winners and help present the trophy alongside author, TV celebrity and electric bike enthusiast Robert Llewellyn.

Catherine said: “It was great to be involved in this event, which was a genuine first for the UK and saw hundreds of people from around the city take to the streets for a day of car-free activities and entertainment.

“Previously named a West of England ‘Carbon Champion’ by Forum for the Future, as a firm we take our environmental commitments very seriously and actively encourage our lawyers and staff to use car-free travel options wherever possible, including cycling.

“Congratulations to the winner Edward Kehoe and all those who took part in the electric bike race on the day and gave the crowds a fantastic show.'

More Making Sunday Special events are planned for 21 July, 18 August, 29 September and 20 October.

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