Have you joined the #Bike2Work challenge?

The project, part of transport month, starts today and encourages motorists to cycle to work.

KFM’s Liezel van der Westhuizen takes part in the #Bike2Work challenge on 10 October 2016. Picture: @KFMza via Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - The Bike2Work initiative, which aims to encourage motorists to get out of their cars and rather cycle to work, starts today.

As part of transport month, the initiative highlights the health and economic benefits of biking.

In a bid to boost cycling as an alternative mode of transport, motorists are being urged to hop on their bicycles this week and time the duration of their commute against the time travelled in their cars.

Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde took up the challenge and was expected to cycle from Durbanville to Green Point on Monday morning.

Cyclists who want to join the event can detail their route on Twitter and Facebook by using #bike2workcpt as the hashtag.