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Cycling and Sustainability: The Leiden University Green Office

Although the weather in the Netherlands will always be unpredictable, June might be the month to say with certainty that the temperatures will be pleasing enough for a ride on your bicycle. Aside from the benefits for your (mental) health, you will also make a positive impact on the environment. Start cycling, try out an e-bike and win a fitbit on Leiden University's World Bike Day 2021!

Cycling has an average CO2-emission of 21 grams per kilometre. This carbon footprint is less than if you would walk, drive or take the bus within the same distance. Perhaps unexpectedly, electric bikes have even less carbon offset, due to the fact that the duration between going from A to B is shortened.

On World Bike Day 2021 the Leiden University Green Office (LUGO) highlights a beautiful offer of Bereikbare Haaglanden and Rijnland to try out an e-bike for a week for free! Because we are covenant partner of Bereikbaar Haaglanden en Rijnland you can try out an e-bike for free for a week.  Use your business e-mail address to make it clear that you work for Leiden University. You can collect the e-bike and return it to one of the participating bicycle dealers. 

To make this offer even more attractive, we offer a cycling route through South-Hollands’ parks and forests from World Cycling Day onwards. The cycling route is made in collaboration with Naturalis: centre of Biodiversity! Within these routes, there’s plenty of flora and fauna to spot. Alongside the cycling route that LUGO provides, we added a list of unique plants and animals which you can spot on both your left- and righthand side.  

Learn about the (local) nature in the Netherlands while contributing to a better future.  

Subscribe for the e-bike trial through your staff e-mail.
Click here for the cycling routes in South Holland

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