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Southwark’s Cleverest Commuter crowned

Kevin Reid from Bermondsey was crowned winner of Southwark's Clever Commuter race after cycling from the Peckham Pulse Leisure Centre to Potters Fields in the morning rush hour in just eleven minutes.

Clever Commuter
Kevin Reid and Cllr Richard Thomas

Sporting a crown and cloak made out of a road map, Kevin Reid said: "I was surprised but pleased to win the race and I put it down to working out the best cycling route rather than being especially fast.

"I am also fortunate to have good showers and secure bike parking at my office. Employers need to provide these facilities to enable more of their staff to become Clever Commuters.'

Participants were allowed to use any form of transport they wanted to cover the 5km distance with everyone who took part automatically entered into a prize draw to win a 250 bike courtesy of On Your Bike London Bridge.

The first participant to arrive by train covered the distance in 34 minutes, and by bus in 45 minutes.

Cllr Richard Thomas, Southwark executive member for environment and transport (pictured with Kevin Reid), added: "We hope that this race helped the participants uncover quicker, cleaner, healthier or cheaper ways of getting around the capital."

The race was organised by Southwark Council and SEA/RENUE to mark the London-wide Good Going campaign which promotes sustainable transport.

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