Hospital chief exec urges people to jump on their bikes

Wimbledon Guardian: Chief Executive Matthew Hopkins on his bike Chief Executive Matthew Hopkins on his bike

The Chief Executive of Epsom, St Helier and Sutton hospitals is urging people to jump on their bikes.

Matthew Hopkins joined thousands of other cyclists across the country this week in celebration of National Bike Week.

A keen cyclist, Mr Hopkins rides to his office most days for his home in New Malden, peddling nearly 1,000 miles in the past year.

He said: "As well as a being great for the environment, cycling is a fantastic way of getting fit. It is also great for the pocket as it’s a lot cheaper than travelling by car, bus or train.

"A lot of our staff, volunteers, patients and their visitors cycle to our hospitals. However, I am keen to encourage more people to join me.

"We have invested a lot of money over the years on new cycle racks, showers for staff, cycling training and other incentives to help people make the move from car or public transport to bike."

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3:57pm Sat 23 Jun 12

lilacgeorge says...

provide us with proper changing facilities and we might..... besides, don't you think saving the hospital is more important at the moment as we might not even have a hospital left to cycle to the way things are going!!!!!!
provide us with proper changing facilities and we might..... besides, don't you think saving the hospital is more important at the moment as we might not even have a hospital left to cycle to the way things are going!!!!!! lilacgeorge
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7:08am Mon 25 Jun 12

tjames says...

orthopedics needs more trauma cases?
orthopedics needs more trauma cases? tjames
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